Definition of CONFESS

to make an acknowledgment of something unpleasant as true or valid <the thief confessed to dozens of robberies>
Synonyms admit, cop (to) [slang], fess (up), own (up)
Related Words blab, talk, tattle; babble, spill
Near Antonyms clam up, hush, quiet (down), shut up
to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly <political prisoners, under threat of torture, forced to confess their guilt>
Synonyms acknowledge, agree, allow, concede, confess, fess (up), grant, own (up to)
Antonyms deny

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