To make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one's self; to acknowledge, own, or admit, as a crime, a fault, a debt.
To acknowledge faith in; to profess belief in.
To admit as true; to assent to; to acknowledge, as after a previous doubt, denial, or concealment.
To make known or acknowledge, as one's sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
To hear or receive such confession; -- said of a priest.
To disclose or reveal, as an effect discloses its cause; to prove; to attest.
To make confession; to disclose sins or faults, or the state of the conscience.
To acknowledge; to admit; to concede.
confession to agree with God about sin. To confess a sin to God is to say, “You are right, God. That was wrong of me.” Remember, the purpose of this is not to inform God; He knows without you telling Him. The purpose of confession is to state your agreement with God that something was a sin but is useless without repentance.
admit, make a clean breast of; "She confessed that she had taken the money"
confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith
to admit openly; to acknowledge agreement with God's Word