confess

kənˈfes гл.
1) признавать(ся) ;
сознаваться (to) I have to confess to a hatred of modern music. ≈ Должен признаться, я ненавижу современную музыку. confess frankly confess honestly confess willingly Syn : acknowledge
2) юр. признаваться (в совершении преступления) to make a confessionзаявлять о признании вины to confess the fact ≈ сознаться в преступлении (правонарушении) The prisoner confessed to his part in the crime. ≈ Обвиняемый признался, что был замешан в преступлении.
3) а) исповедовать, отпускать грехи Syn : shrive б) исповедоваться (to) Many Christians regularly confess to a priest. ≈ Многие христиане регулярно ходят на исповедь. признавать;
- to * a fault признать ошибку признаваться, сознаваться;
- the prisoner refused to * заключенный не сознавался;
- to * that one has done smth. amiss сознаться в дурном поступке;
- I * I was surprised to hear it (разговорное) признаюсь, я был удивлен. услышав это (церковное) исповедовать (церковное) исповедоваться confess исповедовать (ся) ~ признавать (ся) ;
сознаваться ~ признавать ~ признавать(ся) ~ признаваться ~ сознавать(ся) ~ сознаваться

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • Confess — Con*fess , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confessing}.] [F. confesser, fr. L. confessus, p. p. of confiteri to confess; con + fateri to confess; akin to fari to speak. See 2d {Ban}, {Fame}.] 1. To make acknowledgment or avowal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confess — con·fess /kən fes/ vt: to admit (as a charge or allegation) as true, proven, or valid unless you answer, the petition shall be taken as confessed vi: to make a confession con·fes·sor /kən fe sər/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • Confess — Con*fess , v. i. 1. To make confession; to disclose sins or faults, or the state of the conscience. [1913 Webster] Every tongue shall confess to God. Rom. xiv. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. To acknowledge; to admit; to concede. [1913 Webster] But since… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confess — [kən fes′] vt. [ME confessen < OFr confesser < ML(Ec) * confessare < L confessus, pp. of confiteri, to acknowledge, confess < com , together + fateri, to acknowledge; akin to fari, to speak: see FAME] 1. a) to admit (a fault or crime) …   English World dictionary

  • confess — late 14c., from O.Fr. confesser (trans. and intrans.), from V.L. *confessare, from L. confess , pp. stem of confiteri to acknowledge, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + fateri to admit, akin to fari speak (see FAME …   Etymology dictionary

  • confess to — To admit, acknowledge • • • Main Entry: ↑confess …   Useful english dictionary

  • confess — avow, *acknowledge, admit, own Analogous words: *grant, concede, allow: disclose, divulge, *reveal, discover: *declare, proclaim, publish Antonyms: renounce (one s beliefs, principles) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • confess — [v] admit, confirm acknowledge, affirm, allow, assert, attest, aver, avow, blow, blurt out, chirp, clue in, come clean*, come out, concede, confide, declare, disclose, divulge, dump on*, evince, finger*, fink*, grant, humble oneself, leak*, let… …   New thesaurus

  • confess — ► VERB 1) admit to a crime or wrongdoing. 2) acknowledge reluctantly. 3) declare one s sins formally to a priest. 4) (of a priest) hear the confession of. ORIGIN Old French confesser, from Latin confiteri acknowledge …   English terms dictionary

  • confess */*/ — UK [kənˈfes] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms confess : present tense I/you/we/they confess he/she/it confesses present participle confessing past tense confessed past participle confessed 1) a) to admit that you have committed a… …   English dictionary

  • confess — con|fess [kənˈfes] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: confesser, from Latin confiteri to confess , from com ( COM ) + fateri to confess ] 1.) to admit, especially to the police, that you have done something wrong or illegal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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