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Synonyms for confesskənˈfɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confess, squeal, fink(verb)

    confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

    Synonyms:
    oink, scab, confess, fink, squeal, concede, profess, blackleg, rat

  2. concede, profess, confess(verb)

    admit (to a wrongdoing)

    Synonyms:
    yield, cede, confess, pretend, grant, concede, profess, fink, squeal

  3. confess(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    fink, concede, squeal, profess

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confess

    We accept another's statement; admit any point made against us; acknowledge what we have said or done, good or bad; avow our individual beliefs or feelings; certify to facts within our knowledge; confess our own faults; endorse a friend's note or statement; grant a request; own our faults or obligations; recognize lawful authority; concede a claim. Confess has a high and sacred use in the religious sense; as, to confess Christ before men. It may have also a playful sense (often with to); as, one confesses to a weakness for confectionery. The chief present use of the word, however, is in the sense of making known to others one's own wrong-doing; in this sense confess is stronger than acknowledge or admit, and more specific than own; a person admits a mistake; acknowledges a fault; confesses sin or crime. Compare APOLOGY; AVOW.

    Synonyms:
    accept, acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, certify, concede, disclose, endorse, grant, own, recognize

    Antonyms:
    cloak, conceal, cover, deny, disavow, disguise, disown, dissemble, dissimulate, hide, mask, repudiate, screen, secrete, veil

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    acknowledge (as a crime or fault), own, avow

  2. confess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    admit, grant, concede, recognize

  3. confess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    attest, prove, show, exhibit, manifest, be proof of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

admit, recognise, acknowledge, confession, say, recognize


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