Admit meaning

ăd-mĭt'
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.

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To have room for; hold.

The hall admits 2,500 people.

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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.

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To afford opportunity for; permit.

We must admit no delay in the proceedings.

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To afford possibility.

A problem that admits of no solution.

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To allow entrance; afford access.

A door admitting to the hall.

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To make acknowledgment; confess.

Admitted to committing the crime; admitted to a weakness for sweets.

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One who is admitted.
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To permit to enter or use; let in.
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To entitle to enter.

This ticket admits two.

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To allow; leave room for.
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To concede or grant.
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To acknowledge or confess.
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To permit to practice certain functions.

He was admitted to the bar.

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To give entrance (to a place)
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To allow or warrant.
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To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take.

A ticket admits one into a playhouse.

They were admitted into his house.

To admit a serious thought into the mind.

To admit evidence in the trial of a cause.

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To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.

To admit an attorney to practice law.

The prisoner was admitted to bail.

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To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess.

The argument or fact is admitted.

He admitted his guilt.

She admitted taking drugs / she admitted to taking drugs.

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To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, "of" may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.

The words do not admit such a construction.

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(intransitive) To give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ of).

Circumstance do not admit of this.

The text does not admit of this interpretation.

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To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.
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To confess or own (to)
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Origin of admit

  • 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
  • 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