HyperDic: confess

English > 3 senses of the word confess:
VERBcommunicationconfess, squeal, finkconfess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
communicationconfess, concede, professadmit (to a wrongdoing)
communicationconfessconfess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith
confess > pronunciation
Soundskahnfeh's
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > confess: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningconfess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymssqueal, fink
Broaderadmit, acknowledgedeclare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
Spanishconfesar
Catalanconfessar
Nounsconfessionan admission of misdeeds or faults
confessiona written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
confessorsomeone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)
English > confess: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningAdmit (to a wrongdoing).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"She confessed that she had taken the money"
Synonymsconcede, profess
Narrowermake a clean breast of, own up, fess upAdmit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error
Broaderadmit, acknowledgedeclare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
Spanishadmitir, confesar, manifestarse, profesar, reconocer
Catalanconfessar, manifestar, professar
Nounsconfessionan admission of misdeeds or faults
confessiona written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
confessorsomeone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)
English > confess: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningconfess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderadmit, acknowledgedeclare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
Spanishconfesarse
Nounsconfession(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
confessora priest who hears confession and gives absolution

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