Burrage was acquitted, despite the testimony of one of the two confessed killers to Burrage's complicity.
Maybe had the police used gentler methods, Gäfgen would still have confessed.
After they were arrested, Jones confessed that they shot the university baseball team catcher “because they were bored.”
Roger confessed to Joan that he was still in Manhattan and the he knew about Lucky Strike for a month.
Once Dan has confessed the affair to his wife, Alex suddenly loses her power over him.
She had confessed to herself that she loved him, and she could not now doubt of his love to her.
For it must be confessed that Cotton Mather was a confirmed bait-fisherman.
Now, it must be confessed, that this notion had never once occurred to the ex-grenadier.
Matilda confessed that her mistress had behaved very well to her.
"I was afraid you might be growing impatient," she confessed.
late 14c., from Old French confesser (transitive and intransitive), from Vulgar Latin *confessare, from Latin confess-, past participle stem of confiteri "to acknowledge," from com- "together" (see com-) + fateri "to admit," akin to fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).
Its original religious sense was of one who avows his religion in spite of persecution or danger but does not suffer martyrdom. Old French confesser thus had a figurative sense of "to harm, hurt, make suffer." Related: Confessed; confessing. An Old English word for it was andettan.