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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

When you make a mistake and the devil comes and tells you 'You're no good,' you don't have to take on the guilt and condemnation he wants to put on you. No! You can immediately confess your mistake to God, thank Him for forgiving you and cleansing you with the blood of Jesus, and move forward in the victory of His grace and forgiveness.
Joyce Meyer

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

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
Mahatma Gandhi

I must confess, I was born at a very early age.
Groucho Marx
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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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