Confess and Reveal


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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

Reveal is a synonym for confess in admit topic. In some cases you can use "Reveal" instead the word "Confess" as a verb or an adjective, when it comes to topics like declare, publishing, bare.
Nearby Words: confession, confessor, confessional, confessedly, confessing
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Reveal verb – To make known (as information previously kept secret).
Usage example: at the end of the book, the detective reveals the identity of the mysterious stranger

Confess is a synonym for reveal in acknowledgement topic. You can use "Confess" instead the word "Reveal" as a verb or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as publishing, disclose, bare.
Nearby Words: revealed, revealing
Synonyms for Reveal

Common collocations

part confess part reveal part
deception confess deception reveal deception
truth confess truth reveal truth
presence confess presence reveal presence
Other nouns: hand, fact, way, identity, location, secret, age, mask, feelings, secrets, identities.

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / Joseph: King of Dreams It's only when they beg for Benjamin's lives and confess does he reveal his identity.
  • Not only does he reveal his secret identity to her, they also confess their feelings to each other and share a Big Damn Kiss.
  • Buried Alive The killer in question walks into the station 20-something years later to confess to the murder—and reveal that he has just buried another victim.
    Source: Buried Alive
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