- Admit is defined as to confess or agree that something is true.
An example of admit is to tell the truth about stealing an item from a store.
- The definition of admit means to allow someone to enter.
An example of admit is to allow all ages of people to enter into a movie.
- to permit to enter or use; let in
- to entitle to enter: this ticket admits two
- to allow; leave room for
- to have room for; hold: the hall admits 2,500 people
- to concede or grant
- to acknowledge or confess
- to permit to practice certain functions: he was admitted to the bar
Origin: Middle English admitten ; from Classical Latin admittere ; from ad-, to plush mittere, to send: see mission
- to give entrance (to a place)
- to allow or warrant: with of
- to confess or own (to)
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verb ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting, ad·mits verb, transitive
- To permit to enter: A crack in the wall admitted some light.
- To provide the right or a means of entrance to: A ticket that admits the whole group.
- To permit to exercise the rights, functions, or privileges of: was admitted to the bar association.
- To have room for; accommodate.
- To afford opportunity for; permit: We must admit no delay in the proceedings.
- To grant to be real, valid, or true; acknowledge: admit the truth. See Synonyms at acknowledge.
- To grant as true or valid, as for the sake of argument; concede.
- To afford possibility: a problem that admits of no solution.
- To allow entrance; afford access: a door admitting to the hall.
- To make acknowledgment.
Origin: Middle English amitten, admitten, from Old French amettre, admettre, from Latin admittere : ad-, ad- + mittere, to send.