verb (used with object), ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting.
Origin of admit
Examples from the Web for admit
President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division to force Faubus to admit the students to Central High School.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Fulkerson sympathizes with March, and he gets Dryfoos to admit that he should not have spoke to March as he did.
I admit, I chuckled when I read the phrase “boomtown effects” in the New York report.
The interval between possession and hell was short,” he says, “though I admit it was wonderful.
Chris Christie may be feeling a little bit lighter today, though it's unlikely he would ever admit it.Democrats Clear Christie In Bridgegate Investigation|Olivia Nuzzi|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And here I must admit that this is about as far as we have got at present in the investigation of this relationship.Astronomical Discovery|Herbert Hall Turner
Of course, Boyne, I admit that in this affair you'll be up to a little sharp practice.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
In this material and in such forms, the ideal as concrete spirituality does not admit of being realized.
And yet I must admit that this thing that has happened does not affect me as it should.The Picture of Dorian Gray|Oscar Wilde
"But you must admit that it is a tough proposition to mine here," said Mr. Brewster.Polly and Eleanor|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (mainly tr)
Word Origin for admit
late 14c., "let in," from Latin admittere "to allow to enter, let in, let come, give access," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Sense of "to concede as valid or true" is first recorded early 15c. Related: Admitted; Admitting.