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!
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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