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synonyms for confess

  • acknowledge
  • assert
  • blurt out
  • concede
  • confide
  • declare
  • disclose
  • divulge
  • profess
  • prove
  • recognize
  • relate
  • reveal
  • affirm
  • allow
  • attest
  • aver
  • avow
  • blow
  • chirp
  • evince
  • finger
  • fink
  • grant
  • leak
  • manifest
  • narrate
  • own
  • post
  • sing
  • snitch
  • squeal
  • unload
  • vent
  • clue in
  • come clean
  • come out
  • dump on
  • humble oneself
  • let on
  • level with
  • make clean breast of
  • open one's heart
  • own up
  • rat on
  • sound off
  • spill the beans
  • spit out
  • tip hand
  • weasel
See also synonyms for: confessed / confesses
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antonyms for confess

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  • conceal
  • contradict
  • deny
  • disavow
  • hide
  • keep
  • refuse
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • secrete
  • suppress
  • condemn
  • veto
  • withhold
  • disown
  • mask
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How to use confess in a sentence

Yin Hongzhang confessed to expediting Sinovac’s vaccine certifications in return.
AS CHINA NEARS A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, BRIBERY CLOUD HANGS OVER DRUGMAKER SINOVACEVA DOUDECEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When Mahomes was drafted in 2017, Hill confessed this week, he didn’t think much of his would-be partner.
TYREEK HILL ONCE THOUGHT PATRICK MAHOMES WAS ‘TRASH.’ NOW THEY’RE THE NFL’S DEADLIEST DUO.CINDY BOREN, NEIL GREENBERGDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The jury was split 10 to 2 on most of the robbery charges and 11 to 1 on the rest, and Edwards — who police said confessed — was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
SUPREME COURT WEIGHS WHETHER ITS RULING REQUIRING UNANIMOUS JURIES SHOULD BE APPLIED RETROACTIVELYROBERT BARNESDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
She confessed to the police that she had stolen drugs and patients’ property.
SHE WAS AFRAID OF HER LAWYER. THEN THE TEXT MESSAGES STARTED.BY SAMANTHA HOGAN, THE MAINE MONITOROCTOBER 8, 2020PROPUBLICA
“I never wanted to play guitar,” he confessed at a talk at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2015.
GUITAR LEGEND EDDIE VAN HALEN DIES OF CANCER AT 65RADMARYAOCTOBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
After turning him in to the police, Mambetov says her now ex-friend confessed to his crimes and was arrested on six counts of fraud before being released on bail and fleeing.
HOW DESIGNER ELLE MAMBETOV STARTED AGAINNANDI HOWARDSEPTEMBER 28, 2020ESSENCE.COM
I confess that I was a little surprised that they did decide to start playing again — I thought this was it for the season.
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE NBA THIS WEEK?SARA ZIEGLER (SARA.ZIEGLER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 28, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
When the father had finished, he stabbed his wife, telling her to repent of her sins and to confess to God who would pardon her.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Pride forbade him to confess himself a homeless, penniless vagabond.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
If I were a vain man I should confess that they rather gave themselves away.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFESS

  • accede
  • accept
  • acquiesce
  • allow
  • avow
  • come clean
  • come out of closet
  • concede
  • confess
  • cop a plea
  • crack
  • declare
  • fess up
  • get off chest
  • grant
  • let on
  • open up
  • own
  • profess
  • recognize
  • yield
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