Confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure.
Roget 529: disclose, discover, dismask†; draw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtain; unmask, unveil, unfold, ... show more
Admit (to a wrongdoing):
— She confessed that she had taken the money.
Confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith.
Moby thesaurus: absolve, accept, account for, accredit with, accrete to, acknowledge, administer absolution, administer extreme unction, admit, admit everything, affirm, agree provisionally, allow, apply to, ascribe to, assent grudgingly, assert, asseverate, assign to, attach to ... show more.
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