con~fess

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.

confession
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.
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