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English definition of “confess”

confess

verb [I/T]  /kənˈfes/ us  
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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