confesar

confesar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to say the truth)
a. to confess
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.
c. to own up to
Al menos él confesó sus errores.At least he owned up to his mistakes.
2. (religious)
a. to confess
La señora confesó sus pecados antes de misa.The woman confessed her sins before mass.
b. to hear confession
El sacerdote confesó a los pecadores.The priest heard the confessions of the sinners.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to say the truth)
a. to confess
El culpable finalmente confesó.The guilty man finally confessed.
confesarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (religious)
a. to confess
Los creyentes se confesaron para poder comulgar.The believers confessed in order to receive communion.
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confesar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (religion)
a.
confesarse (de algo)to confess (something)
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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!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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