confess

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to recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of

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confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

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admit (to a wrongdoing)

confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith

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In the prison visiting |room Rob confesses his feelings for Tracy
As he confesses in Staking the Holy, The Pursuit of Saint Making, he has given into their "irresistible power.
If Criminal A refuses, then the payoff for Criminal B will be 0 if he confesses and 3 if he refuses.
His courage and compassion are uncomplicated by feelings of envy or self-pity, and win him quick redemption for the "sins" he so readily confesses.
She confesses all to Mike, but it looks like there's not enough evidence to nail Joe.
Italian exile confesses to murdering his family A day after returning from Britain, an Italian man confessed yesterday to killing his father, mother and younger brother, who vanished in 1989.
She tells Billy's parents how good he is and confesses her love for him, and as she speaks, we see her come to believe the words herself.
The penitent confesses his or her sins; the priest, after discussing with the penitent his or her spiritual state and giving appropriate counsel, assigns an act of penance or satisfaction.
A gullible reader would be sobbing by the time Quayle confesses his financial difficulties during the Reagan-Bush transition, having already resigned his Senate seat to give his successor more seniority.
Islam bans alcohol and under Iran's strict sharia law a person caught drinking for a fourth time who confesses can face death.
The psalmist confesses the magnitude of wrongdoing, which merits only God's condemnation, and yet confidently declares that God's chief purpose and strength is to show mercy.
Odom's weepy news conference made him appear contrite but a lot like the tearful 9-year-old who confesses to wrong and feels bad about it, then leaves you unconvinced it won't happen again.
In two-way forgiveness, the offender confesses to the offended, seeks forgiveness and is pardoned.
MCFLY star Dougie confesses to "problem perspiration".
And despite recent polling that indicates the American people are willing to once again forgive the president his trespasses if he confesses, the public verdict is not so certain, said Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.