(of a priest) hear (a person) tell his sins in order to obtain forgiveness
"She confessed that she had taken the money"
I here confess myself the King of Tyre.
出自：Pericles , Shakespeare
A distorted knowledge, it must be confessed, of religious duty.
出自： E. Peacock
It would be interesting to know what sins she confessed.
出自： J. Steinbeck
Instead..of confessing their real plight, they made efforts to conceal it.
出自： G. F. Kennan
I must confess that this conversation bores me.
出自： N. Mailer
They confessed things to each other.
出自： M. Bradbury
他临终前向神父忏悔。 confess sth to sb
Many Christians regularly confess their guilty actions and thoughts to a priest.
很多基督徒都定期向牧师忏悔他们的罪行和恶念。 confess to sth/v-ing
The prisoner confessed to his part in the crime.
I have to confess to a hatred of modern music.
I confess to some suspicion of your honesty.
Most people confess to a bad memory.
She confessed to stealing the jewels.
He confessed to cheating on the exam.