confess

confess(
kuhn
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fehs
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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 admit reluctantly)
a. confesar
I confess my guilt, but, as you well know, I've already been punished for it.Confieso mi culpa, pero, como bien sabes, ya he pagado por ello.
b. reconocer
The student confessed that he had never heard of Charles Dickens.El alumno reconoció que nunca había oído hablar de Charles Dickens.
2. (religious)
a. confesar
She went to the church to confess her sins to the priest every week.Todas las semanas iba a la iglesia a confesar sus pecados al sacerdote.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to admit to committing a crime)
a. confesar
The killer confessed to the crime when they found the weapon in his apartment.El asesino confesó su crimen cuando el arma fue hallada en su apartamento.
4. (religious)
a. confesarse
When was the last time you confessed? - It's been three years, father.¿Cuándo fue la última vez que te confesaste? - Hace tres años, padre.
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confess
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. confesar, admitir
2. (religion)
a. confesar
to confess that…confesar que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. confesar
4. (religion)
a. confesarse
to confess to somethingconfesarse culpable de algo, confesar algo
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confess [kənˈfes]
transitive verb
1 [+crime, sin] confesar; [+guilt, error] confesar; reconocer
to confess that ... confesar que ...; to confess one's guilt confesar or reconocer ser culpable; to confess o.s. guilty of [+sin, crime] confesarse culpable de; I confess myself totally ignorant me confieso totalmente ignorante en eso
2 (Rel)
to confess sb confesar a algn
intransitive verb
1 (admit) confesar
to confess to a crime
he confessed to the murder se confesó culpable del asesinato; confesó haber cometido el asesinato; to confess to doing sth confesarse culpable de haber hecho algo; I must confess, I like your car debo reconocer que me gusta tu coche; to confess to a liking for sth reconocerse aficionado a algo
2 (Rel) confesarse
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