- to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to: to admit a student to college.
- to give right or means of entrance to: This ticket admits two people.
- to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege: admitted to the bar.
- to permit; allow.
- to allow or concede as valid: to admit the force of an argument.
- to acknowledge; confess: He admitted his guilt.
- to grant in argument; concede: The fact is admitted.
- to have capacity for: This passage admits two abreast.
- to permit entrance; give access: This door admits to the garden.
- to permit the possibility of something; allow (usually followed by of): The contract admits of no other interpretation.
Origin of admit
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1. receive. 6. own, avow.
6. See acknowledge.
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Examples from the Web for admitted
But the program is just six weeks long, the Pentagon admitted Monday.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’
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But this may be a distinction without much of a difference—especially since Scalise admitted speaking before EURO.GOP Boss Gets Help From ‘White Hate’ Pal
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A 59-year-old retired subway train driver, who gave his name only as Artist, admitted that he had family members in the NYPD.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC
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As I sign the forms to be admitted to have surgery the next day, I ask my husband the date.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
Police then lied to Henry by telling him that if he admitted his guilt, he could go home.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
December 16, 2014
He made his way to the house of Squire Paine, and, after a brief pause, was admitted.Brave and Bold
She had left it impulsively, she admitted, scarce knowing what she did.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
"He did seem rather cut up about the stables," Austin admitted.Viviette
William J. Locke
The constituencies; and into these constituencies had been admitted the Jews.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
But a sense in which God is "unknowable" to us has to be admitted.The Conquest of Fear
- (may take a clause as object) to confess or acknowledge (a crime, mistake, etc)
- (may take a clause as object) to concede (the truth or validity of something)
- to allow to enter; let in
- (foll by to) to allow participation (in) or the right to be part (of)to admit to the profession
- (when intr, foll by of) to allow (of); leave room (for)
- (intr) to give accessthe door admits onto the lawn
C14: from Latin admittere to let come or go to, from ad- to + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for admitted
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