Admit



to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to:
to admit a student to college.
to give right or means of entrance to:
This ticket admits two people.
to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege:
admitted to the bar.
to permit; allow.
to allow or concede as valid:
to admit the force of an argument.
to acknowledge; confess:
He admitted his guilt.
to grant in argument; concede:
The fact is admitted.
to have capacity for:
This passage admits two abreast.
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.
Contemporary Examples

And no HIV-positive performer has stepped forward to admit to working with Burts.
How Did Porn Star Derrick Burts Get HIV? Richard Abowitz December 9, 2010

As much as those in other, wealthier capitals are loath to admit it, the future of Islam is apt to be written there.
Mohammed Atta and the Egypt Revolution Terry McDermott February 13, 2011

And this—hard as we strain not to admit it—is what Paltrow told her audience.
Gwyneth Was Right: America Turned Communication Into a Weaponized Battlefield James Poulos May 31, 2014

Many have experienced phenomena that, however creepy, admit a satisfactory explanation.
A Night with The Conjuring’s Ed & Lorraine Warren Stefan Beck August 17, 2013

At first the authorities refuse to admit him, but he finds an ally in a dedicated teacher played by Naomie Harris.
Will Brits Own the Oscars? Stephen Farber September 8, 2010

Historical Examples

I didn’t see it just at first, and then I didn’t want to admit it even to myself.
Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine

He was forced to admit that the girl still had power to trouble him.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

I admit that the days of England’s unique greatness are over.
Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim

But let it—if it must be Lovelace or Solmes, the choice cannot admit of debate.
Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson

But then, you see, you admit yourself, it can only be ten beads!
En Route J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

verb (mainly transitive) -mits, -mitting, -mitted
(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)
(intransitive) to give access: the door admits onto the lawn
v.

late 14c., “let in,” from Latin admittere “to allow to enter, let in, let come, give access,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + mittere “let go, send” (see mission). Sense of “to concede as valid or true” is first recorded early 15c. Related: Admitted; Admitting.

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