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    a few connotations of "confess"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    And there confess humbly our faults, and pardon beg.

    I must confess I was most pleased with a beautiful prospect that none of them have mentioned.

    He confessed to cheating on the exam.

    He confessed to us that he had lied.

    The prisoner refuse to confess that he has done something amiss.

    He has to confess that he has done something amiss.

    confess = to make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one's self; to acknowledge, own, or admit, as a crime, a fault, a debt

    I never gave it him. Send for him hither, and let him confess a truth.

    As I confess it needs must be.

    confess = to admit as true; to assent to; to acknowledge, as after a previous doubt, denial, or concealment

    Our beautiful votary took an opportunity of confessing herself to this celebrated father.

    confess = to make known or acknowledge, as one's sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution

    I have to confess to a hatred of modern music.

    confess = acknowledge

    I have to make a confession.

    The police beat a confession out of him.

    He made a public confession that he had accepted bribes.

    confession = acknowledgement

    The prisoner confessed to his part in the crime.

    Many Christians regularly confess to a priest.

    confess = shrive

    I confess I was surprised to hear it.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "confess"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    And there confess humbly our faults, and pardon beg.= And there we humbly confess our faults and beg pardon.

    I must confess I was most pleased with a beautiful prospect that none of them have mentioned. Ok

    He confessed to cheating on the exam. Ok

    He confessed to us that he had lied. Ok

    The prisoner refused to confess that he had done something amiss.

    He has to confess that he has done something amiss. Ok

    confess = to make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one's self; to acknowledge, own, or admit, as a crime, a fault, a debt

    I never gave it him. Send for him hither, and let him confess a truth.

    As I confess it needs must be.

    confess = to admit as true; to assent to; to acknowledge, as after a previous doubt, denial, or concealment

    Our beautiful votary took an opportunity of confessing herself to this celebrated father.

    confess = to make known or acknowledge, as one's sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution

    I have to confess to a hatred of modern music. = I have confessed that I hate modern music

    confess = acknowledge

    I have to make a confession.Ok

    The police beat a confession out of him. This is a common allegation against police.

    He made a public confession that he had accepted bribes. Ok

    confession = acknowledgement

    The prisoner confessed to his part in the crime. Ok

    Many Christians regularly confess to a priest. = disclosure of one's sins to a priest for absolution

    confess = shrive

    I confess I was surprised to hear it. Ok

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are Ok.

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