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confession

con·fes·sion

confession

 
pronunciation:
kn fe shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of confessing; admission; avowal.
Overcome with guilt, she went to the police and made a confession.They'd been friends a long time, so he was surprised at her confession of love.
synonyms:
admission, avowal, profession
similar words:
acknowledgment, affirmation, declaration, disclosure, revelation
definition 2: the act or event of admitting one's sins before a priest.
During confession, she told the priest that she'd lied to her mother.He goes regularly to confession.
similar words:
acknowledgment, admission, declaration, profession
definition 3: something that has been confessed.
similar words:
admission, disclosure, statement
definition 4: a formal avowal of faith in church doctrine.
synonyms:
profession
similar words:
affirmation, avowal