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fess up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fess

  1. 1 to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly he fessed up to breaking the vase only after his guilt was obvious Synonyms of fess up acknowledge, agree, allow, concede, confess, admit (up), grant, own (up to)Words Related to fess up 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 of fess up disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown; contradict, dispute, gainsay, negate, negative; rebut, refute, reject, repudiate; conceal, cover (up), hide, obscure, veil; kid (oneself)Antonyms of fess up deny

  2. 2 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 of fess up admit, cop (to) [slang], confess (up), own (up)Words Related to fess up blab, talk, tattle; babble, spillNear Antonyms of fess up clam up, hush, quiet (down), shut up


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