fess up


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  • verb

Synonyms for fess up

to recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of

Synonyms for fess up

admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error

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But it's a testament to the power of party interests that they would fess up to it before Earth Day.
They need to fess up to past problems even if they have fixed them and even if they had good intentions in trying to get schools built as quickly as possible.
Only 9 percent fess up to a Grinch-like attitude to the chore, saying "It's something my family expects.
Kline refuses to fess up until tabloid reporter Tom Selleck gives hint a long-lasting, full-on lip lock that sends poor Kevin hurtling out of the closet.