Definition of confess
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).
to confess (third-person singular simple present confesses, present participle confessing, simple past and past participle confessed)
- To admit to the truth, particularly in the context of sins or crimes committed
- To disclose or reveal
People confess to anything under torture.
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