fess up


Synonyms and Antonyms of FESS

to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly <he fessed up to breaking the vase only after his guilt was obvious>
Synonyms acknowledge, agree, allow, concede, confess, fess (up), grant, own (up to)
Antonyms deny
to make an acknowledgment of something unpleasant as true or valid <he immediately fessed up once it was clear the cops had the goods on him>
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


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