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admit

[ ad-mit ]
/ ædˈmɪt /
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verb (used with object), ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting.

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.

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Origin of admit

1375–1425; <Latin admittere, equivalent to ad-ad- + mittere to send, let go; replacing late Middle English amitte, with a-a-5 (instead of ad-) <Middle French amettre<Latin, as above
6. See acknowledge.
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British Dictionary definitions for admit

admit
/ (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
C14: from Latin admittere to let come or go to, from ad- to + mittere to send
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