confesar
transitive verb
1. (to say the truth) 
Ella confesó su amor por Rodrigo.She confessed her love for Rodrigo.
b. to admit 
El niño confesó haber roto el florero.The boy admitted to breaking the vase.
Al menos él confesó sus errores.At least he owned up to his mistakes.
2. (religious) 
La señora confesó sus pecados antes de misa.The woman confessed her sins before mass.
El sacerdote confesó a los pecadores.The priest heard the confessions of the sinners.
intransitive verb
3. (to say the truth) 
El culpable finalmente confesó.The guilty man finally confessed.
confesarse
pronominal verb
4. (religious) 
Los creyentes se confesaron para poder comulgar.The believers confessed in order to receive communion.
confesar
transitive verb
1. ((gen) &) 
a. to confess (to) 
le confesó antes de morirhe heard his confession before he died
confieso que te mentíI admit I lied to you
confesarse
pronominal verb
2. (religion) 
confesarse (de algo)to confess (something)
confesar
transitive verb
1 (admitir) [+error] to admit; acknowledge; [+crimen] to confess to; own up to
2 (Religión) [+pecados] to confess; [+sacerdote] to confess; hear the confession of;
intransitive verb
(admitir) to confess; own up
confesar de plano to own up
pronominal verb
confesarse (Religión) to confess; make one's confession
me confesé de mis pecados I confessed my sins; ayer me confesé I made my confession yesterday
¡que Dios nos coja confesados! God help us!; Lord have mercy!
Examples
Verb Conjugations for confesar
Gerund: confesando
Participle: confesado,confeso
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yoconfiesoconfeséconfesabaconfesaríaconfesaré
confiesasconfesasteconfesabasconfesaríasconfesarás
él/ella/Ud.confiesaconfesóconfesabaconfesaríaconfesará
nosotrosconfesamosconfesamosconfesábamosconfesaríamosconfesaremos
vosotrosconfesáisconfesasteisconfesabaisconfesaríaisconfesaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.confiesanconfesaronconfesabanconfesaríanconfesarán
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