I must confess

I must confess
I must confess spoken phrase
used when you are admitting a feeling or opinion that you would not normally tell people about

I must confess I was slightly annoyed by his attitude.

Thesaurus: ways of admitting somethingsynonym ways of giving your opinionsynonym
Main entry: confess

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  • I must confess — spoken used when you are admitting a feeling or opinion that you would not normally tell people about I must confess I was slightly annoyed by his attitude …   English dictionary

  • must confess — have to admit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Confess — Con*fess , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confessing}.] [F. confesser, fr. L. confessus, p. p. of confiteri to confess; con + fateri to confess; akin to fari to speak. See 2d {Ban}, {Fame}.] 1. To make acknowledgment or avowal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confess — con|fess [kənˈfes] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: confesser, from Latin confiteri to confess , from com ( COM ) + fateri to confess ] 1.) to admit, especially to the police, that you have done something wrong or illegal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • confess — con|fess [ kən fes ] verb intransitive or transitive ** 1. ) to admit that you have committed a crime: After three hours of interrogation, he confessed everything. confess to someone: Eventually he confessed to the police. confess to (doing)… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • confess — verb (I, T) 1 to admit that you have done something wrong or illegal, especially to the police: After three hours of questioning the suspect broke down and confessed. | confess to doing sth: Edwards confessed to being a spy for the KGB. | confess …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • confess — [[t]kənfe̱s[/t]] confesses, confessing, confessed 1) VERB If someone confesses to doing something wrong, they admit that they did it. [V to n/ ing] He had confessed to seventeen murders... [V to n/ ing] Her husband confessed to having had an… …   English dictionary

  • confess — /kənˈfɛs / (say kuhn fes) verb (t) 1. to acknowledge or avow: to confess a secret; to confess a fault; to confess a crime; to confess a debt. 2. to admit the truth or validity of; own: I must confess that I haven t read it. 3. to acknowledge one… …  

  • confess — 01. The accused [confessed] to police that he murdered his business partner. 02. I have to [confess] that I wasn t really sick yesterday; I just didn t want to come into work. 03. The suspect s [confession] was admitted as evidence in court. 04.… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • confess */*/ — UK [kənˈfes] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms confess : present tense I/you/we/they confess he/she/it confesses present participle confessing past tense confessed past participle confessed 1) a) to admit that you have committed a… …   English dictionary

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