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    #1

    Difference between "admit" and "Confess"

    Could you please let me know the difference between these two words with example.

    "Admit" and "Confess"

    Thanks and best regards

    Nasir

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    #2

    Re: Difference between "admit" and "Confess"

    Confess has religious connotations- Catholics go to confession, so people tend to use confess in such cases. Admit can be used for simple accepteance of the truth- people admit they are wrong, meaning that they realise and understand this.

  2. #3

    Re: Difference between "admit" and "Confess"

    Right!


    • Join Date: May 2006
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    #4

    Re: Difference between "admit" and "Confess"

    In addition to sins, people confess crimes, weaknesses, faults or they confess to things. I confess to never having studied for that test.

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