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Dictionary Definition

admit

Verb

1 declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten" [syn: acknowledge] [ant: deny]
2 allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club" [syn: allow in, let in, intromit] [ant: reject]
3 allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar" [syn: let in, include] [ant: exclude]
4 admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member" [syn: accept, take, take on]
5 afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations" [syn: allow]
6 give access or entrance to; "The French doors admit onto the yard"
7 have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people" [syn: accommodate, hold]
8 serve as a means of entrance; "This ticket will admit one adult to the show" [also: admitting, admitted]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From amitten, which from admittere, from ad- + mittere.

Pronunciation

  • a WEAE /ædˈmɪt/
  • a RP /ədˈmɪt/

Verb

  1. To allow 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 admits 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.

Usage notes

Related terms

Translations

to concede as true

French

Verb

  1. Third-person singular indicative past historic of admettre.

Extensive Definition

Admission may refer to several things:

In general usage

In law

In medicine

  • The process by which patients enter into inpatient care

In politics

  • The process of official inclusion in a state, the opposite of secession

In science and engineering

admit in French: Admission

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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