Definitions

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  • v. to acknowledge, confess, or admit guilt. Often used with to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. admit or acknowledge a wrongdoing or error

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Examples

  • What? was I to leave it all, unclaimed and unregarded — in excess of morality and modesty — on the beach, to be honey-combed by white ants or to rot? or to honestly own up to that sentiment which is the most human of all?

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • That’s why she advised Tribblet to own up to her role, plead guilty and testify against her boyfriend, Everette Johnson, which she was doing this morning.

    Defending the Damned

  • Sarah had later learned that this was actually due to the anaesthetist having farted and been too embarrassed to own up at the time.

    Boiling a Frog

  • If one of my people has robbed Mr. Takamine, I want him to own up to it and pay an appropriate penalty. "

    Phule me twice

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