1. [ verb ] confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
Synonyms: shrive squeal
Related terms: admit informer confessor
2. [ verb ] make a clean breast of
Synonyms: concede profess

"She confessed that she had taken the money"

Related terms: admit confession professing
3. [ verb ] (Roman Catholic) confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith
Related terms: admit confession
Similar spelling:   confessor