Confess and Disclose


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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

Disclose is a synonym for confess in admit topic. In some cases you can use "Disclose" instead the word "Confess" as a verb or an adjective, when it comes to topics like acknowledge, acknowledgement, publishing, bare. popular alternative
Nearby Words: confession, confessor, confessional, confessedly, confessing
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Disclose verb – To make known (as information previously kept secret).
Usage example: the informer disclosed all sorts of details about the secret organization

Confess is a synonym for disclose in make known topic. You can use "Confess" instead the word "Disclose" as a verb or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as acknowledge, acknowledgement, admit, publishing. popular alternative
Nearby Words: disclosure, disclosing
Synonyms for Disclose

Common collocations

truth confess truth disclose truth
presence confess presence disclose presence
identity confess identity disclose identity
location confess location disclose location
Other nouns: secret, age, secrets, identities.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / ...And Justice for All Confess in Confidence: After Kirkland confronts Fleming with some incriminating photographs he's gotten, Fleming confesses to having committed the rape, which Kirkland cannot disclose by law.
  • Film / Grand Hotel Talking Down the Suicidal: When the Baron overhears Grusinskaya "in despair," his response is to disclose his presence and confess his feelings for her so she'll have something to hold on to.
  • Literature / Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Confess in Confidence: Father Strangyeard accepts confession from Camaris when it is thought that his knowledge might give them something of aid against the Storm King, yet he refuses to disclose it out of shame.
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