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Synonyms and Antonyms of confess

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 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, admit, fess (up), grant, own (up to)Related Words disburden, unburden, unload; affirm, avow, confirm, profess; accept, recognize, yield; announce, break, broadcast, communicate, declare, disclose, divulge, impart, proclaim, publish, reveal, spill, tell, unveil; betray, blab, expose, give away, inform, leak, rat, squeal, talk, tattle, tip (off), warn, wise (up); breathe, say, whisperNear Antonyms disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown; contradict, dispute, gainsay, negate, negative; rebut, refute, reject, repudiate; conceal, cover (up), hide, obscure, veil; kid (oneself)Antonyms deny

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