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confess

US [kənˈfes]
UK [kən'fes]
  • v.忏悔;坦白;告解;承认(自己感到羞愧或尴尬的事)
  • Web供认;自白;倾诉
Simple Present:confesses  Present Participle:confessing  Past Tense:confessed  
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v.
1.
[i][t]
供认,坦白,承认(错误或罪行)to admit, especially formally or to the police, that you have done sth wrong or illegal
After hours of questioning, the suspect confessed.
经过数小时的审问后,嫌疑犯终于招供。
She confessed to the murder.
她供认犯了谋杀罪。
He confessed that he had stolen the money.
他承认他偷了那笔钱。
We persuaded her to confess her crime.
我们说服她坦白她的罪行。
2.
[i][t]
承认(自己感到羞愧或尴尬的事)to admit sth that you feel ashamed or embarrassed about
She was reluctant to confess her ignorance.
她不愿承认她的无知。
I must confess to knowing nothing about computers.
我得承认对电脑一窍不通。
I confess (that) I know nothing about computers.
我承认我对电脑一窍不通。
‘I know nothing about them,’ he confessed.
“我对他们一无所知。”他承认道。
I confess myself bewildered by their explanation.
我承认他们的解释使我感到困惑。
3.
[i][t]
~ (sth) (to sb)
忏悔;悔过;告罪;告解to tell God or a priest about the bad things you have done so that you can say that you are sorry and be forgiven
4.
[t]
~ sb
聆听(某人的)忏悔(或告罪、告解)to hear sb confess their sins(= the bad things they have done)

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