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Owning up to and understanding past prejudices may not make ethnic tensions instantly disappear.

Still, it is hard to find Democrats in competitive districts who are truly owning up to the law.

Soon Lehrer was owning up to what he claimed were inadvertent errors.

Neugebauer then spent 12 hours pretending he never said it, owning up only in the face of multiple witnesses.

Miller at first lied about using the computers, before owning up to it this week after the release of employment records.

"I don't mind owning up to you that my brother has imposed upon me in a great many ways," said the little lady, her eyes flashing.

With such a contrite culprit owning up to his faults what could Thad say?

It seemed a desperate venture, for to "run" the gate was a worse offence than being late and owning up.

"Well, he atoned for anything wrong by owning up in the end," remarked Southend.

I was wrong about that, and I'm not one to be ashamed of owning up when I am wrong.


On this page you'll find 505 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to own up, such as: accept, affirm, agree, allow, approve, and concede.

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