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concession (kuhn SESH uhn) (noun)
1. The act of giving up something or doing something in order to reach an agreement: The company was willing to make this one concession to the strikers during negotiations.
2. Something that is done because a particular situation makes it necessary or desirable: Matt takes afternoon naps now as a concession to his working so late every day.
confession (kuhn FESH uhn) (noun)
1. A written or oral statement acknowledging guilt, made by someone who has been accused or charged with an offense: Tricia went to the police station and made a full confession.
2. The act of telling others about something that makes a person embarrassed, ashamed, etc.: Josefina has a confession to make about not being prepared to do the assignment.
3. An avowal of belief in the doctrines of a particular faith; a creed: Rudy expressed his confession of faith as a member of a group of worshipers who adhered to the same specific creed.

In his confession to the police, the fraudster made one concession to the truth when he admitted that he wrote the invalid checks.

This confession embarrassed him because he was not accustomed to making a concession in order to avoid further questioning.

confession (kuhn FESH uhn) (s) (noun), confessions (pl)
1. An admission of having done something wrong or embarrassing: The three children appeared uneasy when they made a confession to their mother that they had eaten all the cookies she had baked without letting her know about it.
2. In law, a voluntary written or verbal statement admitting the commission of a crime: In order to avoid a long court procedure, Julia's lawyer convinced her to write a confession in which she stated that she had robbed two banks in the city.
3. A profession of emotions or beliefs; such as, love, loyalty, or faith: On Valentine's Day, Mark made his confession of love for Darlene and asked her to marry him.
4. A formal declaration of sins made confidentially to a priest or to God: Sara made her confession in her church the first Sunday of every month, as well as on her birthday, confiding to the priest what she believed were her sins and asking for God's forgiveness.
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