verb (used with object), admitted, admitting.
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.
verb (used without object), admitted, admitting.
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.
[ad-mit-ns] /ædˈmɪt ns/ noun 1. permission or right to enter: admittance into the exhibit room. 2. an act of . 3. actual entrance. 4. 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. /ədˈmɪtəns/ […]
- Read my lips
sentence Iam thinking but not uttering something obscene, insulting, or otherwise not for the public ear: Psst. Hey, parents! Read my lips verb phrase You seem to be too stupid to understand what I’m saying, so look at me very attentively and try (1980s+) interjection Be careful; look out (1916+)
[reed-ohn-lee] /ˈridˈoʊn li/ adjective, Computers. 1. of or relating to files or memory that can be read but cannot normally be changed.
- Read-only memory
noun, Computers. 1. .