Synonyms of confess in English:

confess


See definition of confess

verb

1‘he confessed that he had attacked the old man’

SYNONYMS

admit, acknowledge, reveal, make known, disclose, divulge, make public, avow, declare, blurt out, profess, own up to, tell all about, bring into the open, bring to light

informal blow the lid off

archaic discover

ANTONYMS

conceal, deny

2‘they tried everything they could think of to make him confess’

SYNONYMS

own up, admit guilt, plead guilty, accept blame, accept responsibility, be completely honest, tell the truth, tell all, make a clean breast of it, unbosom oneself

informal come clean, fess up, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, get something off one's chest, let on

British informal cough

3‘I confess I don't know’

SYNONYMS

acknowledge, admit, concede, grant, allow, own, say, declare, affirm, accept, recognize, be aware of, be aware that, realize, be conscious of, be conscious that