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synonyms for confession

  • acknowledgment
  • admission
  • assertion
  • concession
  • disclosure
  • proclamation
  • revelation
  • statement
  • story
  • affirmation
  • allowance
  • assenting
  • avowal
  • declaration
  • divulgence
  • enumeration
  • exposure
  • narration
  • profession
  • publication
  • recitation
  • relation
  • revealing
  • song
  • squawk
  • squeal
  • telling
  • utterance
  • disclosing
  • exposé
  • making public
  • owning up
  • unbosoming
See also synonyms for: confessions
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antonyms for confession

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  • denial
  • refusal
  • repudiation
  • secret
  • concealment
  • silence
  • cover
  • disavowal
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How to use confession in a sentence

In his court confession, Yin Hongzhang said he mentioned to Yin Weidong in 2002 that he wanted to buy a car, drawing a $15,200 cash gift from the executive.
AS CHINA NEARS A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE, BRIBERY CLOUD HANGS OVER DRUGMAKER SINOVACEVA DOUDECEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
A pattern soon emerged of SARS extorting civilians or detaining and torturing them into giving confessions.
THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS PLEDGED TO #ENDSARS AND REFORM THE POLICE. THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE MADE THAT PROMISEANDREW R. CHOWOCTOBER 28, 2020TIME
Don’t lead with the information as if it’s some kind of confession.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR RESUME GAP IN A COVID JOB MARKET?KRISTINE GILLSEPTEMBER 25, 2020FORTUNE
A product of the tough-on-crime era of the 1980s and 1990s, she was slow to respond to a stunning series of false confessions and wrongful convictions.
AS TRUMP CALLS FOR LAW AND ORDER, CAN CHICAGO’S TOP PROSECUTOR BEAT THE CHARGE THAT SHE’S SOFT ON CRIME?BY MICK DUMKESEPTEMBER 4, 2020PROPUBLICA
The same day, he also posted a more straightforward confession on his real blog.
A COLLEGE KID’S FAKE, AI-GENERATED BLOG FOOLED TENS OF THOUSANDS. THIS IS HOW HE MADE IT.KAREN HAOAUGUST 14, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It was on an occasion of the death of a man in this city by stabbing, who begged loudly for confession.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
They will try to compel you to confession; and, though you are blameless, you will suffer the cruelest ordeal of transgression.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The narrative had excited him out of his apathy and physical exhaustion, the confession shaken the rigidity from his mind.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
And the question would always remain if the highest honor would not have commanded confession.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Was it the threat of Tony's near arrival that made her confession—and his dismissal—at last inevitable?
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFESSION

  • acclamation
  • addressing
  • answer
  • apology
  • applause
  • appreciation
  • bestowal
  • bow
  • card
  • confession
  • contract
  • credit
  • gift
  • gratitude
  • greeting
  • guarantee
  • hail
  • hailing
  • letter
  • nod
  • notice
  • reaction
  • receipt
  • reply
  • response
  • return
  • salutation
  • salute
  • signature
  • statement
  • support
  • thanks
  • token
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