1. To confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith.
2. To confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure; SYN. squeal, shrive.
1. To hear or receive the confession of; to administer confession and absolution to.
2. To confess, and receive absolution
3. To hear a confession from and give absolution
4. Give absolution to after confession.