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To admit that something is true - thesaurus

Synonyms

admit

verb

to agree that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry, or surprised about it

grant

verb

to admit that something is true

concede

verb

to admit that something is true

acknowledge

verb

to accept or admit that something exists, is true, or is real

let on

to admit something

profess

verb

formal to admit publicly that you have a particular feeling or belief

allow

verb

formal to admit or accept that something is true

own

verb

old-fashioned to admit that something is true

confess

verb

to admit something about yourself that you would not normally tell people because you are embarrassed about it or they could be disappointed by it

come clean

to tell the truth about something that you have kept secret

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climb down

to admit that you were wrong, especially after expressing an opinion or argument very firmly

come out of the closet

to say publicly that you are gay

come out of the closet

to say publicly that you have a particular belief that you previously kept secret

cough up

Britishinformal to admit something, or to give information about something that you would prefer that other people did not know

fess up

to admit that something is true or that you have done something wrong

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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