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CONFESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does confess mean? 

CONFESS (verb)
  The verb CONFESS has 3 senses:

1. confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
2. admit, make a clean breast of
3. confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith

  Familiarity information: CONFESS used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONFESS (verb)


Sense 1confess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

confess; shrive; fink; squeal

Hypernyms (to "confess" is one way to...):

acknowledge; admit (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2confess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Admit, make a clean breast of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

concede; confess; profess

Context example:

She confessed that she had taken the money

Hypernyms (to "confess" is one way to...):

acknowledge; admit (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "confess"):

fess up; own up (admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3confess [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "confess" is one way to...):

acknowledge; admit (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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