Synonyms for Confess:

n.

acknowledge, come clean, let on. eat humble pie, take back, make a clean breast of something, eat crow, cop to, eat your words, relate, own up. state. affirm, fess up, allow. catholicism (noun)
apostolic, anglo-catholic, confession, catholicism, catholic, conclave, altar boy, bull.
confess (noun)
profess, squeal, concede, shrive.

v.

admit, confirm (verb)
assert, come clean, divulge, profess, affirm, acknowledge, relate, squeal, own up, declare, concede, reveal, disclose, let on, allow.
apologize (verb)
defend, regret, atone, plead, apologize, repent, answer.
communication (verb)
squeal.
disclose (verb)
uncloak, disclose, unmask, advertise, reveal, exhibit, testify, express, proclaim, declare, assert, brief, disseminate, divulge, announce, broadcast, communicate.

Other synonyms:

fess up, cop to, let on, own up. take back. allow. avow
own up.
catholicism
apostolic, anglo-catholic, confession, catholicism, catholic, conclave, altar boy, bull.
reveal
unmask.
Other relevant words:
concede, let on, squeal, profess, confession, shrive, come clean, allow, acknowledge, affirm, conclave, relate, state, own up, fess up, bull.

Usage examples for confess

  1. I confess since that will please you, and I will even tell you that you have nothing more to learn. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. " I confess it is rather just than original. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. Miss Garnet, you give me more pleasure than I can quietly confess – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable