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.
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
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.
permission or right to enter: admittance into the exhibit room. an act of . actual entrance. Electricity. the measure of the ability of a circuit to conduct an alternating current, consisting of two components, conductance and susceptance; the reciprocal of impedance, expressed in mhos. Symbol: Y. Contemporary Examples But for me, this admittance of uncertainty […]
by acknowledgment; by one’s own admission; confessedly: He was admittedly the one who had lost the documents. Contemporary Examples But it is not actually as toxic as it seems (although, admittedly, it does seem pretty toxic). New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban Jay Michaelson December 19, 2014 Another recent example, which, admittedly, has its own problems, […]
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 […]
a person who has been or is going to be : Every admittee must present a ticket at the door. Contemporary Examples Champion says part of that stems from the competitive environment of the top schools, which vet their admittees so heavily. Tech’s 29 Most Powerful Colleges Thomas E. Weber May 2, 2010 In reality, […]