Admitted



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

“World hunger is this overwhelming far away social issue,” Lauren admitted, but her bags offer a tangible way to get involved.
Lauren Bush Lauren’s Canvas Totes Feed Children in Need Caitlin Dickson March 9, 2012

He admitted in court that he was not a pathologist, and that he did not have any formal training in ballistics or sound.
Disastrous Turn By Star Witness For Pistorius Defense Kelly Berold April 16, 2014

All his life, Ivanishvili admitted, he “deeply disliked politics.”
Georgia’s Bold Peacenik, Prime Minister Ivanishvili Anna Nemtsova January 25, 2013

With one exception, these are people he admitted to hacking in 2006 by his guilty plea.
Murdoch Scandal’s Shadow Man Brian Cathcart August 21, 2011

I admitted there was an outside chance it could get made and even get on the air, though the odds are daunting.
‘LA Shrinks’: A Television Writer Discovers His Shrink Is on a Bravo Reality Show Mike Chessler April 7, 2013

Historical Examples

“It is certainly a strange medley of color,” Tranter admitted.
The Crooked House Brandon Fleming

He made his way to the house of Squire Paine, and, after a brief pause, was admitted.
Brave and Bold Horatio Alger

“It does seem funny until you talk with him,” admitted Susan.
Virginia Ellen Glasgow

She had left it impulsively, she admitted, scarce knowing what she did.
Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The following morning he was admitted into other mysteries of the place.
The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2 Arthur Griffiths

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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