con~fessv. con·fessed, con·fess·ing, con·fess·es v.tr. 1. To disclose (something damaging or inconvenient to oneself); admit. See Synonyms at acknowledge. 2. To acknowledge belief or faith in; profess. a. To make known (one’s sins) to God or to a priest.
b. To hear the confession of (a penitent).
v.intr.1. To admit or acknowledge something damaging or inconvenient to oneself: The suspect confessed to the crime.2.
a. To disclose one’s sins to a priest.b. To listen to a confession.confession [kənfesh′ən] an act of seeking expiation through another from guilt for a real or imagined transgression. Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.
n in spiritual and psy-chological practice, a process of acknowledging, repenting, and seeking forgiveness for mistakes.Jonas: Mosby’s Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (c) 2005, Elsevier.