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Meaning of “confess” - Learner’s Dictionary

confess

verb [I, T]     /kənˈfes/
ADMIT
B2 to admit that you have done something wrong or something that you feel guilty about: [+ to + doing sth] The man has confessed to stealing the painting. Rawlinson finally confessed to the murder.Admitting and confessing
TO GOD
to tell a priest or God about all the wrong things that you have doneAdmitting and confessingSinReligious practices
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