Synonyms and Antonyms of fess (up)
to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly
- He fessed up to breaking the vase only after his guilt was obvious.
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)
disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown
contradict, dispute, gainsay, negate, negative
rebut, refute, reject, repudiate
conceal, cover (up), hide, obscure, veil
to make an acknowledgment of something unpleasant as true or valid
- At first he denied everything, but then he fessed up.