- to take or let in; admit.
- to use or apply.
- to attach.
Origin of adhibit
1520–30; < Latin adhibitus brought (past participle of adhibēre to bring to), equivalent to ad- ad- + -hibi- (combining form of habēre to hold, have) + -tus past participle suffix
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Examples from the Web for adhibit
It is claimed, however, that prisoners on conviction were required to adhibit their mark as a seal of confession.Dactylography
To these, therefore, your Majesty will please to adhibit credence; at whose feet I anxiously and humbly recommend me and mine.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3)</p>
- to administer or apply
- to affix; attach
C16: from Latin adhibēre to bring on, from ad- to + habēre to have, hold
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