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/kənˈfes/,
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confessed, past tense; confessed, past participle; confessing, present participle; confesses, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Admit or state that one has committed a crime or is at fault in some way
    • - he confessed that he had attacked the old man
    • - he wants to confess to Caroline's murder
    • - “I damaged your car,” she confessed
    • - once apprehended, they would confess their guilt
  2. Admit or acknowledge something reluctantly, typically because one feels slightly ashamed or embarrassed
    • - I must confess that I was slightly surprised
    • - he confessed to a lifelong passion for food
    • - “I needed to see you, too,” he confessed
  3. Declare (one's religious faith)
    • - 150 people confessed faith in Christ
  4. Declare one's sins formally to a priest
    • - I could not confess all my sins to the priest
    • - he gave himself up after confessing to a priest
  5. (of a priest) Hear the confession of (someone) in such a way
    • - St. Ambrose would weep bitter tears when confessing a sinner

  1. confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
  2. concede: admit (to a wrongdoing); "She confessed that she had taken the money"
  3. confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith
  4. (confession) an admission of misdeeds or faults
  5. (confession) a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
  6. (confession) (Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
  7. Confess is a 2005 American independent feature film written and directed by Stefan Schaefer.
  8. Confess is a popular song written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss.
  9. (Confesses) The confession of a person's sins is a religious practice in a number of Christian traditions, e.g., Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
  10. (Confession (album)) Confession is the second album released by Ill Niño. The album debuted at #37 in the Billboard Top 200 with first week sales of 27,863. It has been their most successful album to date, selling nearly 500,000 copies in the United States. ...
  11. (Confession (band)) Michael Crafter (born 28 June 1981) is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist of bands I Killed the Prom Queen and Confession, and is also a former vocalist for Bands - Carpathian and Bury Your Dead. ...
  12. (Confession (Death Note episode)) The Japanese animation television series Death Note, is based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. ...
  13. To admit to the truth, particularly in the context of sins or crimes committed; To disclose or reveal
  14. (confession) The open admittance of having done something (especially of something bad); the disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution. Now termed the sacrament of reconciliation
  15. (confessed) admit to doing wrong; come clean
  16. (Confession) (Gr. Exomologisis). The act of confessing or acknowledgment of sins by an individual before God in the presence of a priest, who serves as a spiritual guide and confessor (pneumatikos) authorized to ask for forgiveness and to administer a penance.
  17. (confession) Although the term refers primarily to the admission of sin, it acquired a rather different technical sense in the sixteenth century - that of a document which embodies the principles of faith of a Protestant church. ...
  18. (CONFESSION) A statement by person, either oral or written, admitting that he or she committed a certain offense.
  19. (confession) When someone admits, out loud or in writing, that they committed a certain crime. (Compare with admission.)
  20. (Confession) A statement by a person accused of a crime admitting his guilt.
  21. (Confession) The act of disclosing one's sins.  In Catholicism, it is telling sins to a priest and the Lord forgives the person through the priest.  Biblically, confession of sins is done to the one offended without the mediatorship of a priest.
  22. (The Confession) A confession and repentance to God for wrongdoing and a request for forgiveness.
  23. (CONFESSION) (1) The avowal or verbal witness of faith in Christ, leading to salvation (Rom. 10:9). (2) The sacrament of the forgiveness of sins, whereby the repentant sinner confesses his sins to Christ in the presence of the priest, who pronounces God's absolution of those sins (see article, " ...
  24. (CONFESSION) Opening up, relieving a burden, forgiving yourself / A need to verbalize, express and share the deepest parts of yourself with others
  25. (CONFESSION) crim. law, evidence. The voluntary declaration made by a person who has committed a crime or misdemeanor, to another, of the agency or participation which he had in the same.