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Verb: own up
Meaning: to confess about something wrong.
He owned up to his fault.
She would never own up to a mistake.
She did not need to own up to her faults.
She need not have owned up to her faults.
My sister didn’t own up to breaking the lamp, instead she made up some story about aliens coming to Earth with the objective of destroying every piece of yellow furniture.
Nobody OWNED UP to breaking the window.