Associations to the word «Confess»


CONFESS, verb. ​ To admit to the truth, particularly in the context of sins or crimes committed.
CONFESS, verb. To acknowledge faith in; to profess belief in.
CONFESS, verb. (religion) To unburden (oneself) of sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution.
CONFESS, verb. (religion) To hear or receive such a confession of sins from.
CONFESS, verb. ​ To disclose or reveal.

Dictionary definition

CONFESS, verb. Confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure.
CONFESS, verb. Admit (to a wrongdoing); "She confessed that she had taken the money".
CONFESS, verb. Confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley