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 register (a person) as an inpatient at a hospital: After seeing the test results, the emergency room doctor admitted her and put her on intravenous fluids.
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.
- ad·mit·ta·ble, ad·mit·ti·ble, adjective
- ad·mit·ter, noun
- pre·ad·mit, verb (used with object), pre·ad·mit·ted, pre·ad·mit·ting.
- re·ad·mit, verb, re·ad·mit·ted, re·ad·mit·ting.
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British Dictionary definitions for admit
(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 access: the door admits onto the lawn
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