[ ad-mit ]
/ ædˈmɪt /
verb (used with object), ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting.
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.
verb (used without object), ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting.
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
ad·mit·ta·ble, ad·mit·ti·ble, adjectivead·mit·ter, nounhalf-ad·mit·ted, adjectivehalf-ad·mit·ted·ly, adverb
non·ad·mit·ted, adjective, nounnon·ad·mit·ted·ly, adverbpre·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.un·ad·mit·ted, adjectiveun·ad·mit·ted·ly, adverbwell-ad·mit·ted, adjective
6. See acknowledge.
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British Dictionary definitions for admittable
/ (ədˈmɪt) /
verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (mainly tr)
(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
Word Origin for admit
C14: from Latin admittere to let come or go to, from ad- to + mittere to send
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