confesar


confesar
v.
1 to confess (to) (gen) & (religion).
le confesó antes de morir he heard his confession before he died
confieso que te mentí I admit I lied to you
El ladrón confesó su delito The thief confessed his crime.
El juez confesó al chico The judge confessed the boy.
2 to confess to, to admit to.
El ladrón confesó su delito The thief confessed his crime.
El juez confesó al chico The judge confessed the boy.
El chico confesó haber robado uvas The boy confessed to having stolen grapes
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confesar
Conjugation model [ACERTAR], like {{link=acertar}}acertar
verbo transitivo
1 (reconocer) to confess, admit
2 (un crimen) to own up to
3 (pecados) to confess
4 RELIGIÓN to confess, hear in confession
verbo intransitivo
1 DERECHO to own up
verbo pronominal confesarse
1 to go to confession, confess
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FRASEOLOGÍA
confesarse culpable to admit one's guilt, plead guilty
confesar de plano familiar to admit everything
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verb
to confess
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1. VT
1) (=admitir) [+ error] to admit, acknowledge; [+ crimen] to confess to, own up to
2) (Rel) [+ pecados] to confess; [sacerdote] to confess, hear the confession of
2.
VI (=admitir) to confess, own up
3.
See:
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (Relig) <pecado> to confess

el cura que la confiesa — the priest who hears her confession

b) <sentimiento/ignorancia/delito> to confess; <error> to admit
2.
confesar vi
a) (Relig) to hear confession
b) (admitir culpabilidad) to confess, make a confession
3.
confesarse v pron
a) (Relig) to go to confession

confesarse de algo — to confess something

confesarse con alguien — (Relig) to go to somebody for confession; (hacer confidencias) to open up one's heart to somebody

b) (declararse) (+ compl) to confess to being, admit to being
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= confess, own, own up.
Ex. Many respondents confessed to well-justified fears that if they lose their existing specialists, the 'cut and squeeze' method of reducing establishments would not allow them to replace such staff.
Ex. 'I don't know what to say,' she owned and lapsed into silence.
Ex. But let's not forget that he owned up for what he did and even gave all his betting money to charity.
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* confesarlo = come out with + it.
* confesar sobre Algo = come + clean.
* hay que confesar = confessedly.
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1.
verbo transitivo
a) (Relig) <pecado> to confess

el cura que la confiesa — the priest who hears her confession

b) <sentimiento/ignorancia/delito> to confess; <error> to admit
2.
confesar vi
a) (Relig) to hear confession
b) (admitir culpabilidad) to confess, make a confession
3.
confesarse v pron
a) (Relig) to go to confession

confesarse de algo — to confess something

confesarse con alguien — (Relig) to go to somebody for confession; (hacer confidencias) to open up one's heart to somebody

b) (declararse) (+ compl) to confess to being, admit to being
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= confess, own, own up.

Ex: Many respondents confessed to well-justified fears that if they lose their existing specialists, the 'cut and squeeze' method of reducing establishments would not allow them to replace such staff.

Ex: 'I don't know what to say,' she owned and lapsed into silence.
Ex: But let's not forget that he owned up for what he did and even gave all his betting money to charity.
* confesarlo = come out with + it.
* confesar sobre Algo = come + clean.
* hay que confesar = confessedly.

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confesar [A5 ]
vt
1 (Relig):
confesé mis pecados I confessed my sins
el cura que siempre la confiesa the priest who always hears her confession
2 ‹sentimiento/ignorancia› to confess; ‹error› to admit, confess; ‹culpa/delito› to confess, admit, own up to
le confesó abiertamente su amor he openly confessed his love to her
■ confesar
vi
1 (Relig) to hear confession
2 (admitir culpabilidad) to confess, make a confession
confesarse
v pron
1 (Relig) to go to confession confesarse DE algo to confess sth confesarse CON algn to go TO sb FOR confession, confess one's sins TO sb
2 (declararse) (+ compl) to confess to being, admit to being
se confiesa amante de la música moderna she confesses o admits to being a lover of modern music
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confesar (conjugate confesar) verbo transitivo
a) (Relig) ‹pecadoto confess;

el cura que la confiesa the priest who hears her confession

b)sentimiento/ignorancia/delitoto confess;

errorto admit
verbo intransitivo
a) (Relig) to hear confession

b) (admitir culpabilidad) to confess, make a confession

confesarse verbo pronominal
a) (Relig) to go to confession;

confesarse de algo to confess sth;
confesarse con algn (Relig) to go to sb for confession;
(hacer confidencias) to open up one's heart to sb
b) (declararse) (+ compl) to confess to being, admit to being

confesar
I verbo transitivo
1 (reconocer) to confess, admit
2 (un crimen) to confess: confiésalo: has sido tú quien se ha comido el pastel, own up: you were the one who ate the cake
3 Rel (los pecados) to confess
(escuchar los pecados) to hear the confession of
II verbo intransitivo (declararse culpable) to confess: no ha confesado aún, pero ha sido ella, she hasn't owned up yet, but it was her ➣ Ver nota en admit
'confesar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
cantar
- declarar
English:
admit
- clean
- confess
- willing
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confesar
vt
1. [pecado] to confess (to);
confieso que he pecado I confess that I have sinned
2. [falta] to confess (to);
[culpabilidad] to confess, to admit; [sentimientos] to confess (to);
le confesó su amor he confessed o declared his love to her;
confieso que te mentí I admit I lied to you;
confesar de plano to make a full confession, to confess to everything;
si quieres que te confiese la verdad, desconozco la respuesta to tell you the truth, I don't know the answer
3. [persona]
el cura confesó al moribundo the priest heard the dying man's confession
See also the pronominal verb confesarse
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confesar
I v/t REL confess; delito confess to, admit
II v/i JUR confess
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confesar {55} v
: to confess
See also the reflexive verb confesarse
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confesar vb to confess
confiesa sus faltas al sacerdote he confesses his sins to the priest
confesó el robo she confessed to the robbery

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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