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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quaintly unconventional or refined

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