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Wiktionary

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English

Etymology

From Middle English confessen from Anglo-Norman confesser from Old French confesser from Mediaeval Latin confessāre, a derivative of Latin confessus (Old French confes), past participle of confitērī "to confess, admit" from con- + fatērī "to admit". Displaced Middle English andetten "to confess, admit" (from Old English andettan).

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Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to confess

Third person singular
confesses

Simple past
confessed

Past participle
confessed

Present participle
confessing

to confess (third-person singular simple present confesses, present participle confessing, simple past and past participle confessed)

  1. To admit to the truth, particularly in the context of sins or crimes committed
  2. To disclose or reveal
    People confess to anything under torture.

Derived terms

Translations

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