Confess and Recognize


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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

Recognize is a synonym for confess in acknowledge topic. In some cases you can use "Recognize" instead a verb "Confess", when it comes to topics like admit. popular alternative
Nearby Words: confession, confessor, confessional, confessedly, confessing
Synonyms for Confess


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Recognize verb – To have a clear idea of.
Confess is a synonym for recognize in acknowledge topic. You can use "Confess" instead a verb "Recognize". popular alternative
Nearby Words: recognise, recognition, recognized, recognised, recognizable
Synonyms for Recognize

Common collocations

love confess love recognize love
people confess people recognize people
truth confess truth recognize truth
someone confess someone recognize someone
Other nouns: time, fact, way, anyone, feelings.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Stargate Universe When Eli is carrying a wounded Chloe through the unexplored parts of Destiny, he says he once "climbed the Redridge Mountains with a full pack on his way to Stonard." Chloe doesn't recognize the names, so Eli has to confess that they're areas in World of Warcraft.
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