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1. confess

verb. ['kənˈfɛs'] confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure.

Synonyms

  • squeal
  • acknowledge
  • fink

Antonyms

  • disclaim
  • disagree
  • take
  • resist

Etymology

  • confessen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • confesser (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Confess

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress

How do you pronounce confess?

Pronounce confess as kənˈfɛs.

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Sentences with confess


1. Verb, base form
Remind readers that couples need to openly confess their love and dedication for one another.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Catholics confess their sins to a priest to reduce the inevitable punishment.

3. Adverb
When you do confess, he makes you feel safe and comfortable.

Quotes about confess


1. A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

2. Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
- Frank Moore Colby

3. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

2. confess

verb. ['kənˈfɛs'] admit (to a wrongdoing).

Synonyms

  • admit
  • own up
  • acknowledge
  • fess up
  • profess
  • concede

Antonyms

  • disavow
  • exclude
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • confessen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • confesser (Anglo-Norman)

3. confess

verb. ['kənˈfɛs'] confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith.

Synonyms

  • acknowledge

Antonyms

  • reject
  • expatriate

Etymology

  • confessen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • confesser (Anglo-Norman)
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