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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
confession /kən'feʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự thú tội, sự thú nhận
    • (tôn giáo) sự xưng tội
    • tôi đã xưng
    • sự tuyên bố (nguyên tắc của mình về một vấn đề gì); sự phát biểu (về tín ngưỡng)
    • tín điều
Concise Dictionary
+an admission of misdeeds or faults
+a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
+(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution
+a public declaration of your faith
+a document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C, U] a statement that a person makes, admitting that they are guilty of a crime; the act of making such a statement: After hours of questioning by police, she made a full confession. + His confession was extracted under torture.
2 [C, U] a statement admitting sth that you are ashamed or embarrassed about; the act of making such a statement: I've a confession to make-I lied about my age.
3 [U, C] (especially in the Roman Catholic Church) a private statement to a priest about the bad things that you have done: to go to confession + to hear sb's confession
4 [C] (formal) a statement of your religious beliefs, principles, etc: a confession of faith
Collocation Dictionary

1 admitting guilt


detailed, full | honest, true
It's difficult to believe it's an honest confession after all her lies.
| false | alleged | uncorroborated | signed, taped/tape-recorded, written | deathbed


make | sign | extract, get, obtain, secure
He claims his confession was extracted under torture.
| retract
She made a false confession during the trial which she later retracted.
| exclude
The court excluded the confession wrongly obtained by the police.


~ by
an alleged confession by the defendant
| ~ from
a confession from the prisoner
| ~ of
a true confession of a terrible crime
| ~ to
a confession to murder


force/get a confession out of sb
The police forced a confession out of him.

2 embarrassing statement


candid, open | shy


The government made open confession of its inability to cope with the crisis.


~ of
her shy confession of love


have a confession to make
I have a confession to make. I read your private emails.

3 to a priest


go to
I used to go to confession every Saturday as a child.
| hear
The priest heard her confession and granted absolution.




an act of confession

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