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Synonyms for confess
kənˈfɛscon·fess

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confess, squeal, finkverb

    confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

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

  2. concede, profess, confessverb

    admit (to a wrongdoing)

    "She confessed that she had taken the money"

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

  3. confessverb

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

    Synonyms:
    fink, concede, squeal, profess

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confessverb

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

  2. confessverb

    Synonyms:
    admit, grant, concede, recognize

  3. confessverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confessverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "confess":

    admit, recognise, acknowledge, confession, say, recognize

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How to use confess in a sentence?

  1. Confucius:

    The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it not having it, to confess your ignorance.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I must confess, I was dumb, during this campaign, I've been doing, in some cases three or four rallies a day, running all over the state -- Iowa, New Hampshire, wherever. And yet I, in the last month of two, just was more fatigued than I usually have been.

  3. Confucius:

    The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.

  4. Police Carl Frost:

    I look forward to the day that, hopefully, he'll sit down and just go right down the line and confess to every one of them that he did, he's probably the most prolific African American serial killer in U.S. history, I would say.

  5. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Why does no one confess his sins? Because he is yet in them. It is for a man who has awoke from sleep to tell his dreams.


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