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  1. confess

    • IPA[kənˈfɛs]

    英式

    • v.
      admit that one has committed a crime or done something wrong;acknowledge something reluctantly, typically because one feels slightly ashamed or embarrassed
    • verb: confess, 3rd person present: confesses, gerund or present participle: confessing, past tense: confessed, past participle: confessed

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    • 相關詞
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. admit that one has committed a crime or done something wrong:

      he confessed that he had attacked the old man

      he wants to confess to Caroline's murder

    • 2. acknowledge something reluctantly, typically because one feels slightly ashamed or embarrassed:

      I must confess that I half believed you

      he confessed to a lifelong passion for food

    • 3. declare (one's religious faith):

      150 people confessed faith in Christ

    • 4. declare one's sins formally to a priest:

      I could not confess all my sins to the priest

      he gave himself up after confessing to a priest

    • 5. (of a priest) listen to the confession of:

      St Ambrose would weep bitter tears when confessing a sinner

    • adj. having openly admitted to being a person with certain characteristics:

    • a self-confessed chocoholic

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    • adj. having openly admitted to being a person with certain characteristics:

    • a self-confessed chocoholic

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    • IPA[kənˈfes]

    美式

    • v.
      admit or state that one has committed a crime or is at fault in some way:
    • he confessed that he had attacked the old man

      he wants to confess to Caroline's murder

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