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English definition of “confess”

confess

verb [I/T]    /kənˈfes/
to admit that you have done something wrong , or to admit unwillingly that something is true : [T] I’ve got something to confess – I confess that I ate the pie . [I] He confessed to the crime . In some Christian religions , esp . the Roman Catholic Church , to confess is to tell God or a priest what you have done wrong so God will forgive you.
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