Confess and Divulge


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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

Divulge is a synonym for confess in admit topic. In some cases you can use "Divulge" instead the word "Confess" as a verb or an adjective, when it comes to topics like acknowledge, acknowledgement, publishing, bare.
Nearby Words: confession, confessor, confessional, confessedly, confessing
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Divulge verb – To make known (as information previously kept secret).
Usage example: we tried to make him divulge the name of the winner, but he wouldn't budge

Confess is a synonym for divulge in make known topic. You can use "Confess" instead the word "Divulge" as a verb or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as acknowledge, acknowledgement, publishing, bare.
Nearby Words: divulging, divulgation
Synonyms for Divulge

Common collocations

people confess people divulge people
truth confess truth divulge truth
identity confess identity divulge identity
location confess location divulge location
Other nouns: secret, age, secrets, problems.

Both words in one sentence

  • He telepathically forces Danko to divulge his true identity, to admit what he does (hunting and abducting people), and to confess that he let Daphne die.
  • Catholic priests are bound by The Seal of the Confessional to never divulge what anyone says in confession, even if they confess to a crime.
    Source: Secret Keeper
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