to help make avowal or admission of, as of a fault, a crime, a charge, a debt, or something that's against one's interest or reputation; own; acknowledge; avow.
Reflexively, to produce an admission or an inculpatory declaration concerning; acknowledge to-be; particularly, acknowledge the sins or ethical faults of, such as auricular confession to a priest: as, we confess myself in mistake or at fault.
Eccles., for the confession of; act as a confessor to.
To recognize as having a particular personality or certain statements; recognize; own; avow; declare belief in.
To give; admit; concede.
To reveal by conditions; show by-effect; reveal; prove; attest.
Synonyms acknowledge, Avow, etc. See acknowledge.
In order to make confession or avowal; reveal or admit a crime, fault, debt, etc.
Eccles., to create understood a person's sins or even the state of your respective conscience to a priest.