confession collocations and examples

 UK /kənˈfeʃ(ə)n/

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1

a statement in which you admit that you have committed a crime


Adjectives frequently used with confession
alleged, false, frank, full, true, writtenAfter the second murder, a young man was arrested and gave a full confession.
Verbs frequently used with confession
say your confession was not true: retract, withdrawDowning later tried to retract the confession.
Verbs frequently used with confession
make a confession: give, make, writeHe said that the police forced him to make the confession.sign a confession: signAfter 14 hours of continuous interrogation Brian signed a confession.get a confession from someone: elicit, extort, extract, force, get, obtainLook, you’re not going to get a confession out of me.
2

a statement in which you admit something bad or embarrassing about yourself


Verbs frequently used with confession
makeI’ve got a confession to make: I was just trying to impress you.
 
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