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Definition of Confess


  1. To make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one's self; to acknowledge, own, or admit, as a crime, a fault, a debt.
  2. To acknowledge faith in; to profess belief in.
  3. To admit as true; to assent to; to acknowledge, as after a previous doubt, denial, or concealment.
  4. To make known or acknowledge, as one's sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
  5. To hear or receive such confession; -- said of a priest.
  6. To disclose or reveal, as an effect discloses its cause; to prove; to attest.
  7. To make confession; to disclose sins or faults, or the state of the conscience.
  8. To acknowledge; to admit; to concede.

Confess Quotations

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. - St. Jerome
The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
St. Jerome

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God's Book of Life.
Jonathan Sacks

I have to confess I'm addicted to Sky Sports News. Just the music can pull me in. And then whether it's badminton in the Czech Republic, snail pushing or mole hopping, I'm hooked.
Andrew Buchan

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Albert Camus

I really like birds. Everyone always wants me to say that I can't stand to go near them, just like they want Janet Leigh to confess that she can't bear to take a shower. Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you.
Tippi Hedren
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Confess Translations

confess in Afrikaans is bieg
confess in Danish is bekende
confess in Dutch is biechten, toegeven, bekennen, erkennen
confess in French is avouer, confessez, confessent, confesser
confess in German is beichten, bekennen, zugeben
confess in Italian is confessare, confessarsi
confess in Spanish is confesar
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