Definition of Admit

1. Verb. Declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of. "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

Exact synonyms: Acknowledge
Specialized synonyms: Attorn, Write Off, Make No Bones About, Sustain, Concede, Confess, Profess, Confess, Confess, Fink, Squeal, Avouch, Avow
Generic synonyms: Adjudge, Declare, Hold
Derivative terms: Acknowledgeable, Acknowledgment, Admission
Antonyms: Deny



2. Verb. Allow to enter; grant entry to. "This pipe admits air"
Exact synonyms: Allow In, Intromit, Let In
Generic synonyms: Allow, Countenance, Let, Permit
Specialized synonyms: Repatriate, Readmit
Derivative terms: Admission, Admission, Admittable, Admittible, Intromission
Antonyms: Reject

3. Verb. Allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of. "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"
Exact synonyms: Include, Let In
Generic synonyms: Allow, Countenance, Let, Permit
Related verbs: Accept, Take, Take On
Specialized synonyms: Induct, Initiate, Readmit, Involve
Derivative terms: Admittance, Inclusion
Antonyms: Exclude

4. Verb. Admit into a group or community. "Sam cannot admit Sue "; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
Exact synonyms: Accept, Take, Take On
Specialized synonyms: Profess
Generic synonyms: Accept, Have, Take
Related verbs: Include, Let In

5. Verb. Afford possibility. "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
Exact synonyms: Allow
Related verbs: Allow, Allow For, Leave, Provide
Derivative terms: Admissive, Allowable

6. Verb. Give access or entrance to. "The French doors admit onto the yard"

7. Verb. Have room for; hold without crowding. "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
Exact synonyms: Accommodate, Hold
Related verbs: Contain, Hold, Take
Specialized synonyms: Sleep, House, Seat
Derivative terms: Admittible

8. Verb. Serve as a means of entrance. "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"
Related verbs: Allow In, Intromit, Let In
Generic synonyms: Do, Serve
Derivative terms: Admission, Admittable, Admittible

Definition of Admit

1. v. t. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take; as, they were into his house; to admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause.

Definition of Admit

1. Verb. (transitive) To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, "of" may be used after the verb, or may be omitted. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) to give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ (term of)) ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Admit

1. to allow to enter [v -MITTED, -MITTING, -MITS]

Medical Definition of Admit

1. 1. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take; as, they were into his house; to admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause. 2. To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket one into a playhouse. 3. To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise; as, to admit an attorney to practice law; the prisoner was admitted to bail. 4. To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess; as, the argument or fact is admitted; he admitted his guilt. 5. To be capable of; to permit; as, the words do not admit such a construction. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or may be omitted. "Both Houses declared that they could admit of no treaty with the king." (Hume) Origin: OE. Amitten, L. Admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. Admettre, OF. Admettre, OF. Ametre. See Missile. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Admit

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Literary usage of Admit

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1. A Digest of the Laws of England Respecting Real Property by William Cruise, Henry Hopley White (1835)
"Bench to compel the lord of the manor to admit a person, to whom a copyhold ... 59 b. further, because the lord is only deemed an instrument to admit Co. ..."

2. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David ( Hume (1890)
"The difficulty is the a0 not same, according to Locke's premisses, whether the simple admit of ideas by themselves are taken for the real individua, ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1864)
"... and physical geo. graphy admit—to the North and East Ridings; ... The same house will not admit a second boy. One is sufficient to protect it from any ..."

4. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"familiar stroke of the cane against his calf and had heard the familiar word of admonition: — admit. ..."

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