|1.||[ verb ] confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure|
|Related terms:||admit informer confessor|
|2.||[ verb ] make a clean breast of|
"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|