An example of admit is to tell the truth about stealing an item from a store.
The hall admits 2,500 people.
An example of admit is to allow all ages of people to enter into a movie.
We must admit no delay in the proceedings.
A problem that admits of no solution.
A door admitting to the hall.
Admitted to committing the crime; admitted to a weakness for sweets.
This ticket admits two.
He was admitted to the bar.
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”).