confess collocations and examples

 UK /kənˈfes/

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1

admit that you have committed a crime


Nouns frequently used as the object of confess
crime, guilt, murderHalf way through the trial, he confessed his guilt to his lawyer.
Nouns frequently used after confess to
charge, crime, killing, murderNext morning he walks into a Notting Hill police station and confesses to the murder.
2

admit something bad or embarrassing about yourself


Adverbs frequently used with confess
candidly, frankly, freely, honestly, openly, readilyI freely confess it is quite different from anything I expected to discover.
Nouns frequently used as the object of confess
feeling, ignorance, love, secretI have to confess ignorance.
Nouns frequently used after confess to
affair, feeling, ignoranceShe also confessed to a feeling of unease about the question of costs.
 
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