confess to (someone or something)

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confess to (someone or something)

1. To admit something. I don't think he has any intention of confessing to the crime. Everyone knows that you have a crush on Lauren, so you might as well just confess to it!
2. To admit something to someone. I don't think he has any intention of confessing to the police. Everyone knows that you have a crush on Lauren, so you might as well just confess to us!
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confess something to someone

 and confess to someone
to admit something to someone; to admit having done something to someone. Tom confessed his involvement to the boss. Max confessed to the police.
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confess to something

to admit having done something. He will not confess to the crime. In the end, Max confessed to it.
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confess to

v.
1. To admit to doing something: The kids confessed to eating all the ice cream. I will not confess to a crime I did not commit!
2. To admit something to someone: The thief confessed the crime to the police.
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References in classic literature ?
I am never warm, Miss Halcombe," she remarked, with the modest air of a woman who was confessing to one of her own merits.
On Wednesday night's show, viewers watched as Tim secretly broadcast Pat confessing to one of his crimes via his taxi service radio.
I sell legacy jewels; I believe jewels are the blood of the family," declares the diminutive gemologist, confessing to one more passion: "barbecued ribs from the Rib Shack on Bahia Vista.