Confess and Deny


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Confess verb – To accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Usage example: political prisoners, under threat of torture, forced to confess their guilt

Deny is an antonym for confess in admit topic.
Nearby Words: confession, confessor, confessional, confessedly, confessing
Antonyms for Confess


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Deny verb – To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as one's responsibility.
Usage example: in a futile attempt to get out of the contract, he even denied his own signature

Confess is an antonym for deny in topics: admit, disagree.
Nearby Words: denial, denied, denying, deniable
Antonyms for Deny
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Common collocations

love confess love deny love
attraction confess attraction deny attraction
life confess life deny life
people confess people deny people
Other nouns: part, responsibility, truth, presence, murder, time, fact, way, feelings, times, crimes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Giles Corey manages to Take a Third Option by refusing to confess or deny it either way.
    Source: Morton's Fork
  • If you deny you are one, they will call you a liar then continue to torture you until you do confess, or kill you if they think it's pointless.
  • Never Speak Ill of the Dead Subverted in Runaways, after Nico confess she tried (and failed) to ressurect Alex - Chase calls her on it and Nico doesn't deny that Alex was horrible for them, but she still doesn't think Alex deserved to die.
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