confess verb definition in Solving crime topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

confess

 verb: Solving crime topic
[intransitive, transitive] to admit, especially formally or to the police, that you have done something wrong or illegal After hours of questioning, the suspect confessed. confess to something/to doing something She confessed to the murder. confess (that)… He confessed that he had stolen the money. confess something We persuaded her to confess her crime.

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