[ ad-hib-it ]
/ ædˈhɪb ɪt /
verb (used with object)
to take or let in; admit.
to use or apply.
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM adhibitad·hi·bi·tion [ad-huh-bish-uhn], /ˌæd həˈbɪʃ ən/, noun
Words nearby adhibit
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Example sentences 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.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3)|James Dennistoun
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 adhibitadhibition (ˌædhɪˈbɪʃən), noun
Word Origin for adhibit
C16: from Latin adhibēre to bring on, from ad- to + habēre to have, hold
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