Admit Definition

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To grant to be real, valid, or true; acknowledge or concede.
Even proponents of the technology admit that it doesn't always work as well as it should.
American Heritage
To permit to enter or use; let in.
Webster's New World
To give entrance (to a place)
Webster's New World
To disclose or confess (guilt or an error, for example).
American Heritage
To entitle to enter.
This ticket admits two.
Webster's New World

Origin of Admit

  • From Middle English admitten, amitten, from Old French admettre, amettre (“to admit”), from Latin admittō (“to allow entrance, inlet”, literally “to send to”), from ad- + mittere (“to send”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English amitten, admitten from Old French amettre, admettre from Latin admittere ad- ad- mittere to send

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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