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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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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say confess in sign language?

  1. confess

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#187139blackleg

How to use confess in a sentence?

  1. The British-born Avner:

    However, I never threw away those scribbles. I confess I was naughty.

  2. Anthony Ghosn:

    Every day when he wakes up in the detention center, he can tell the prosecutor that he challenges the accusations against him, or on the contrary, he can confess and be released, for seven weeks, his decision has been quite clear. ... He will not give up.

  3. Francois de La Rochefoucauld:

    We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.

  4. Vernon Schutz:

    Defeated enemies in battle have to confess the superiority of their captors, but this does not give them citizenship in that country. This is why as ambassadors for Christ we beseech people to be reconciled to God by faith in Christ now. If they confess Him as Lord with a heart of faith--now, while the doors of salvation are wide open, they will be saved (Rom. 109,10). Later they are forced to confess His Lordship to vindicate Christ's righteous judgment of them and the worthiness of their eternal doom. Confession does not bring the confessor salvation. It is too late, for the 'accepted time' for salvation has forever passed.

  5. Carlos Ghosn:

    I was brutally taken from my work as I knew it, ripped from my family and my friends...It is impossible to express the depth of that deprivation, i was interrogated for up to eight hours a day without any lawyers present...'It will get worse for you if you don't just confess,' the prosecutor told me repeatedly.


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