Confess and Inform


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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

Inform and confess are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Inform" instead a verb "Confess".
Nearby Words: confession, confessor, confessional, confessedly, confessing
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Inform verb – To give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities.
Confess and inform are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Confess" instead a verb "Inform".
Nearby Words: information, informal, informed, informer, informative
Synonyms for Inform

Common collocations

people confess people inform people
someone confess someone inform someone
time confess time inform time
world confess world inform world
Other nouns: actions, anyone, killer, guys.
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