CONFESS  招供

ADMIT one's SELF:own CRIMES OR MISTAKES.
OWN UPPLEAD GUILTYACCEPT THE BLAMETELL THE TRUTHTELL ALLMAKE A CLEAN BREAST OF ITCOME CLEANSPILL THE BEANSLET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAGGET SOMETHING OFF ONE'S CHESTLET ONFESS UP
Kind Of

ADMIT

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The current general word for confessing one's guilt is fú 服.

2. Shǒu 首 is refers to an unforced confession of responsibility and guilt.

NB: Zhāo 招 is post-Buddhist (Song/Yuan) and refers to confessing in the context of formal legal procedings.

黄金貴:古漢語同義詞辨釋詞典

HUANG JINGUI 2006

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服,泛指承認或坦白所做過的事情。

首,主動招供認罪。

招,在一定壓力下被動地招供認罪。

Modern Chinese Criteria

供認 is a current modern word for confession.

認罪 focusses on the crime confessed.

招認 (lit) refers in a slightly more literal way to confessing guilt.

招供 refers to confession in a legal context.

自供 focusses on the confession concerning one's own actions.

坦白 refers to a candid profession of guilt.

交代 "hand over" is a figurative idiom for owning up.

供認不諱 (prov) refers to a frank confession of guilt.

不打自招 is to make a spontaneous unforced confession.

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

BUCK 1988 A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages 18.33

LANGIUS 1631 Anthologia sive Florilegium rerum et materiarum selectarum

CONFESSIO

MENGE Lateinische Synonymik

JONES 2005 Encyclopedia of Religion

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 1.81.58

AVEU.CONFESSION

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 2

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 1
  • 史記 : 1

Words

   fú OC: bɯɡ MC: buk 1 Attribution
  • vtoNconfess, confess to
   fú OC: bɯɡ MC: buk 1 Attribution

The current general word for confessing one's guilt is fú 服.

  • vtoNconfess (guilt)
   zhāo OC: kljew MC: tɕiɛu 0 Attributions

Zhāo 招 is post-Buddhist (Song/Yuan) and refers to confessing in the context of formal legal procedings.

  • vtoNconfess; admit in court
   shǒu OC: qhljus MC: ɕɨu 0 Attributions

Shǒu 首 is refers to an unforced confession of responsibility and guilt.

  • viconfess guilty to a crime
  • vtoNconfess guilty (to a crime) (NB: read in ancient falling tone!)
引慝   yǐn tè OC: liŋʔ nʰɯɯɡ MC: jin thək 0 Attributions
  • VPiactconfess one's guilt 《書‧大禹謨》:『帝初于〈歷山〉,往于田,日號泣于旻天,于父母,負罪引慝。』
首伏   shǒu fú OC: qhljus bɯɡ MC: ɕɨu buk 0 Attributions
  • VPiplead guilty
   cí OC: zɯ MC: zɨ 0 Attributions
  • nabtextwritten confession

Existing SW for

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