[ ad-hib-it ]
/ ædˈhɪb ɪt /

verb (used with object)

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


ad·hi·bi·tion [ad-huh-bish-uh n] /ˌæd həˈbɪʃ ən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for adhibit

  • To these, therefore, your Majesty will please to adhibit credence; at whose feet I anxiously and humbly recommend me and mine.

  • It is claimed, however, that prisoners on conviction were required to adhibit their mark as a seal of confession.

    Dactylography|Henry Faulds

British Dictionary definitions for adhibit

/ (ədˈhɪbɪt) /

verb (tr) rare

to administer or apply
to affix; attach

Derived forms of adhibit

adhibition (ˌædhɪˈbɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for adhibit

C16: from Latin adhibēre to bring on, from ad- to + habēre to have, hold
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