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Synonyms for confess
kənˈfɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confess, squeal, fink(verb)

    confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

    Synonyms:
    oink, scab, fink, squeal, concede, profess, blackleg, rat

  2. concede, profess, confess(verb)

    admit (to a wrongdoing)

    "She confessed that she had taken the money"

    Synonyms:
    yield, cede, pretend, grant, concede, profess, fink, squeal

  3. confess(verb)

    confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith

    Synonyms:
    fink, concede, squeal, profess

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confess

    We accept another's statement; admit any point made against us; acknowledge what we have said or done, good or bad; avow our individual beliefs or feelings; certify to facts within our knowledge; confess our own faults; endorse a friend's note or statement; grant a request; own our faults or obligations; recognize lawful authority; concede a claim. Confess has a high and sacred use in the religious sense; as, to confess Christ before men. It may have also a playful sense (often with to); as, one confesses to a weakness for confectionery. The chief present use of the word, however, is in the sense of making known to others one's own wrong-doing; in this sense confess is stronger than acknowledge or admit, and more specific than own; a person admits a mistake; acknowledges a fault; confesses sin or crime. Compare APOLOGY; AVOW.

    Synonyms:
    accept, acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, certify, concede, disclose, endorse, grant, own, recognize

    Antonyms:
    cloak, conceal, cover, deny, disavow, disguise, disown, dissemble, dissimulate, hide, mask, repudiate, screen, secrete, veil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confess

    Synonyms:
    avow, aver, own, reveal, disclose, acknowledge

    Antonyms:
    disaver, disavow, suppress, silentiate, deny

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    acknowledge (as a crime or fault), own, avow

  2. confess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    admit, grant, concede, recognize

  3. confess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    attest, prove, show, exhibit, manifest, be proof of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confess(v)

    Synonyms:
    acknowledge, own, admit, avow, divulge, disclose, reveal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    admit, recognise, acknowledge, confession, say, recognize

How to pronounce confess?

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Daniel
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Veena
Veena
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How to say confess in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4730recognize
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#6821admit
#7124reveal
#8397acknowledge
#9419disclose
#12075endorse
#12168recognise
#13188pretend
#13593certify
#16794confession
#18387confess
#21921fink
#31636concede
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#39205aver
#50464scab
#64576oink
#64754squeal
#66067cede
#170258avow
#187139blackleg

How to use confess in a sentence?

  1. Jurgen Otto:

    They are harmless, they are cute, they are colorful, they remind people of their own cat. I often compare them with kittens with too many legs, so really people get excited when they see them, people who hate spiders confess that they actually can't help loving these ones and in time this will just change the opinions people have of spiders, I hope.

  2. Otep Shamaya:

    It’s infuriating to know that this band was in prison and could face death just for making an art form and speaking their own truth, what is also important here is that not everyone in Iran is an extremist and that there are many there who still value self-expression. They [ Confess ] took a chance to make art that they felt compelled to do.

  3. Tammy Nelson:

    Sometimes, an affair is a result of an opportunity that comes at a moment of resentment, of instability in the marriage, or at a time when the cheating partner is feeling like they need an ego boost, however, afterwards, the cheater realizes they feel worse because they have violated their own implicit vow to be faithful, and the guilt usually forces them to confess.

  4. John Crist:

    Over the past number of years, various women have accused me of behavior that has been hurtful to them, while I am not guilty of everything Ive been accused of, I confess to being guilty of this I have treated relationships with women far too casually, in some cases even recklessly. My behavior has been destructive and sinful.

  5. Ronald Reagan:

    This is the issue of this election : whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.


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