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ad·mit

 (ăd-mĭt′)
v. ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting, ad·mits
v.tr.
1.
a. To grant to be real, valid, or true; acknowledge or concede: Even proponents of the technology admit that it doesn't always work as well as it should.
b. To disclose or confess (guilt or an error, for example). See Synonyms at acknowledge.
2. To afford opportunity for; permit: We must admit no delay in the proceedings.
3.
a. To allow to enter: a crack in the wall that admitted some light.
b. To grant the right to enter: This ticket admits two to the performance of the play.
c. To accept into an organization or group: The college admits fine arts students.
d. To accept (someone) as an inpatient in a hospital.
e. To accept into evidence as relevant and otherwise admissible: The judge admitted the testimony of the expert.
v.intr.
1. To afford possibility: a problem that admits of no solution.
2. To allow entrance; afford access: a door admitting to the hall.
3. To make acknowledgment; confess: admitted to committing the crime; admitted to a weakness for sweets.
n.
One who is admitted.

[Middle English amitten, admitten, from Old French amettre, admettre, from Latin admittere : ad-, ad- + mittere, to send.]

admit

(ədˈmɪt)
vb (mainly tr) , -mits, -mitting or -mitted
1. (may take a clause as object) to confess or acknowledge (a crime, mistake, etc)
2. (may take a clause as object) to concede (the truth or validity of something)
3. to allow to enter; let in
4. (foll by to) to allow participation (in) or the right to be part (of): to admit to the profession.
5. (when: intr, foll by of) to allow (of); leave room (for)
6. (intr) to give access: the door admits onto the lawn.
[C14: from Latin admittere to let come or go to, from ad- to + mittere to send]

ad•mit

(ædˈmɪt)

v. -mit•ted, -mit•ting. v.t.
1. to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to: to admit a student to college.
2. to give the right or means of entrance to: This ticket admits two people.
3. to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege: to admit someone to the bar.
4. to permit; allow.
5. to allow or concede as valid: to admit the force of an argument.
6. to acknowledge; confess: He admitted his guilt.
7. to have capacity for: The passage admits two abreast.
v.i.
8. to permit entrance; give access: This door admits to the garden.
9. to grant opportunity or permission; allow: to admit of no other interpretation.
10. to confess or make acknowledgment: to admit to a crime.
[1375–1425; late Middle English amitten < Middle French amettre < Latin admittere=ad- ad- + mittere to send, let go]
ad•mit•tee (æd mɪtˈi, ædˈmɪt i) n.
ad•mit′ter, n.
syn: See acknowledge.

admit


Past participle: admitted
Gerund: admitting

Imperative
admit
admit
Present
I admit
you admit
he/she/it admits
we admit
you admit
they admit
Preterite
I admitted
you admitted
he/she/it admitted
we admitted
you admitted
they admitted
Present Continuous
I am admitting
you are admitting
he/she/it is admitting
we are admitting
you are admitting
they are admitting
Present Perfect
I have admitted
you have admitted
he/she/it has admitted
we have admitted
you have admitted
they have admitted
Past Continuous
I was admitting
you were admitting
he/she/it was admitting
we were admitting
you were admitting
they were admitting
Past Perfect
I had admitted
you had admitted
he/she/it had admitted
we had admitted
you had admitted
they had admitted
Future
I will admit
you will admit
he/she/it will admit
we will admit
you will admit
they will admit
Future Perfect
I will have admitted
you will have admitted
he/she/it will have admitted
we will have admitted
you will have admitted
they will have admitted
Future Continuous
I will be admitting
you will be admitting
he/she/it will be admitting
we will be admitting
you will be admitting
they will be admitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been admitting
you have been admitting
he/she/it has been admitting
we have been admitting
you have been admitting
they have been admitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been admitting
you will have been admitting
he/she/it will have been admitting
we will have been admitting
you will have been admitting
they will have been admitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been admitting
you had been admitting
he/she/it had been admitting
we had been admitting
you had been admitting
they had been admitting
Conditional
I would admit
you would admit
he/she/it would admit
we would admit
you would admit
they would admit
Past Conditional
I would have admitted
you would have admitted
he/she/it would have admitted
we would have admitted
you would have admitted
they would have admitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.admit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth ofadmit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
attorn - acknowledge a new land owner as one's landlord; "he was attorned by the tenants"
write off - concede the loss or worthlessness of something or somebody; "write it off as a loss"
make no bones about - acknowledge freely and openly; "He makes no bones about the fact that he is gay"
sustain - admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"
concede, confess, profess - admit (to a wrongdoing); "She confessed that she had taken the money"
confess - confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith
confess, fink, squeal - confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
avouch, avow - admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
deny - declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"
2.admit - allow to enteradmit - allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
repatriate - admit back into the country
readmit - admit anew; "The refugee was readmitted into his home country"
admit - serve as a means of entrance; "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"
turn down, turn away, refuse, reject - refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"
3.admit - allow participation in or the right to be part ofadmit - 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"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
admit, take on, accept, take - 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"
induct, initiate - accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite; "African men are initiated when they reach puberty"
readmit - admit again or anew; "After paying a penalty, the player was readmitted"
involve - engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!"
keep out, shut out, exclude, shut - prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
4.admit - admit into a group or communityadmit - 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"
profess - receive into a religious order or congregation
accept, take, have - receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
let in, admit, include - 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"
5.admit - afford possibilityadmit - afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
allow for, allow, provide, leave - make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"
6.admit - give access or entrance toadmit - give access or entrance to; "The French doors admit onto the yard"
7.admit - have room foradmit - 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"
contain, hold, take - be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
sleep - be able to accommodate for sleeping; "This tent sleeps six people"
house - contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"
seat - be able to seat; "The theater seats 2,000"
8.admit - serve as a means of entranceadmit - serve as a means of entrance; "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"
allow in, intromit, let in, admit - allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air"
serve, do - spend time in prison or in a labor camp; "He did six years for embezzlement"

admit

verb
1. confess, own up, confide, profess, own up, come clean (informal), avow, come out of the closet, sing (slang, chiefly U.S.), cough (slang), spill your guts (slang), 'fess up (U.S. slang) Two-thirds of them admit to buying drink illegally.
2. allow, agree, accept, reveal, grant, declare, acknowledge, recognize, concede, disclose, affirm, divulge I am willing to admit that I do make mistakes.
allow deny, reject, dismiss, forbid, prohibit, negate
3. let in, allow, receive, accept, introduce, include, welcome, greet, take in, incorporate, initiate, give access to, allow to enter Security personnel refused to admit him or his wife.
let in exclude, keep out

admit

verb
1. To allow admittance, as to a group:
2. To serve as a means of entrance for:
3. To afford an opportunity for:
4. To express recognition of:
5. To recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of:
Slang: fess up.
Chiefly Regional: allow.
Translations
أعترفيَسْمَحُ بِالدُخُوليَسْمَح بِالدُّخُوليَعْتَرِفيُقِرُّ
připustitpřiznatvpustitpřijmout
indrømmelukke indgive adgang
myöntääpäästää sisään
priznatiprimiti
beenged
heimila aîgangviîurkenna
認める入場を許す
시인하다입장을 허락하다
įėjimasįtikinantisleidimas įeitileisti įeitiprisipažinimas
atzītielaistpiekrist
vpustiť
priznatisprejeti
erkännage tillträde
ยอมให้เข้าสารภาพ
cho vàothú nhận

admit

[ədˈmɪt] VT
1. (= allow to enter) [+ person] → dejar entrar; [+ patient] (to hospital) → ingresar; [+ air, light] → dejar pasar, dejar entrar
"children not admitted"se prohíbe la entrada a los menores de edad
"this ticket admits two"entrada para dos personas
to be admitted to the Academyingresar en la Academia
to be admitted to hospitalingresar en el hospital
admitting office (US) (Med) → oficina f de ingresos
2. (= acknowledge) → reconocer; [+ crime] → confesar; [+ error] → reconocer
it is hard, I admites difícil, lo reconozco
it must be admitted thathay que reconocer que ...
I admit nothing!¡no tengo nada que confesar!
admit of VI + PREP (frm) → admitir
it admits of no other explanationno cabe otra explicación
admit to VI + PREP [+ crime] → confesarse culpable de
she admits to doing itconfiesa haberlo hecho
I admit to feeling a bit illconfieso que me siento algo mal

admit

[ədˈmɪt] vt
(= acknowledge) → reconnaître, admettre
I must admit (that) ... → je dois admettre que ..., je dois reconnaître que ...
He is clever, I must admit → Il est intelligent, je dois l'admettre., Il est intelligent, je dois le reconnaître.
to admit defeat → s'avouer vaincu(e)
to admit responsibility for sth → assumer la responsabilité de qch
to admit (that) ... → reconnaître que ..., admettre que ...
He admitted that he'd done it → Il a reconnu l'avoir fait., Il a admis l'avoir fait.
to admit doing sth → reconnaître avoir fait qch, admettre avoir fait qch
(= let in) → laisser entrer
Journalists are rarely admitted to the region → On laisse rarement entrer les journalistes dans cette région.
This ticket admits two
BUT Ce billet est valable pour deux personnes.
to be admitted to hospital → être admis(e) à l'hôpital, être hospitalisé(e)
"children not admitted" → "entrée interdite aux enfants"
admit of
vt fus (formal)admettre, permettre
admit to
vt fus [+ mistake, fact] → reconnaître; [+ crime] → avouer
He admitted to the murder → Il a avoué le meurtre.
to admit to doing sth, to admit to having done sth → avouer avoir fait qch, reconnaître avoir fait qch

admit

vt
(= let in)hereinlassen; (= permit to join)zulassen (to zu), aufnehmen (→ to in +acc); children not admittedkein Zutritt für Kinder; he was not admitted to the cinema/to collegeer wurde nicht ins Kino hineingelassen/zur Universität zugelassen or in der Universität aufgenommen; to be admitted to hospitalins Krankenhaus eingeliefert werden; to be admitted to the Barbei Gericht zugelassen werden; this ticket admits twodie Karte ist für zwei (Personen)
(= have space for: halls, harbours etc) → Platz bieten für
(= acknowledge)zugeben; do you admit (to) stealing his hat?geben Sie zu, seinen Hut gestohlen zu haben?; he admitted himself beatener gab sich geschlagen; it is generally admitted that …es wird allgemein zugegeben, dass …; to admit the truth of somethingzugeben, dass etw wahr ist

admit

[ədˈmɪt] vt
a. (allow to enter) → lasciar entrare, far entrare; (air, light) → lasciar passare
children not admitted → vietato l'ingresso ai bambini
this ticket admits two → questo biglietto è valido per due persone
he was admitted to hospital → è stato ricoverato all'ospedale
b. (acknowledge) → ammettere, riconoscere; (crime) → ammettere or confessare (di aver compiuto)
it is hard, I admit → è difficile, lo ammetto or devo ammetterlo
I must admit that ... → devo ammettere or confessare che...
admit of vi + prep (frm) → dare adito a
admit to vi + prepriconoscere

admit

(ədˈmit) past tense, past participle adˈmitted verb
1. to allow to enter. This ticket admits one person.
2. to say that one accepts as true. He admitted (that) he was wrong.
adˈmissible (-səbl) adjective
allowable. admissible evidence.
adˈmission (-ʃən) noun
1. being allowed to enter; entry. They charge a high price for admission.
2. (an) act of accepting the truth of (something). an admission of guilt.
adˈmittance noun
the right or permission to enter. The notice said `No admittance'.
adˈmittedly adverb
as is generally accepted. Admittedly, she is not well.

admit

يَسْمَحُ بِالدُخُول, يُقِرُّ přijmout, přiznat indrømme, lukke ind einlassen, zugeben επιτρέπω την είσοδο, παραδέχομαι admitir, permitir la entrada myöntää, päästää sisään admettre, laisser entrer primiti, priznati ammettere, far entrare 入場を許す, 認める 시인하다, 입장을 허락하다 toegeven, toelaten innrømme, slippe inn przyjąć, przyznać się (do czegoś) admitir, reconhecer допускать, признавать erkänna, ge tillträde ยอมให้เข้า, สารภาพ içeri almak, kabul etmek cho vào, thú nhận 准入, 承认

admit

vt. admitir, dar entrada o ingreso a una institución.

admit

vt (pret & pp admitted; ger admitting) (to the hospital) ingresar, admitir (al hospital); We need to admit him..Tenemos que ingresarlo.
References in classic literature ?
Much as he disliked to admit it to himself, he feared the visit of Professor Beecher to Mary Nestor in Fayetteville had but one meaning.
The older one, who wore shoes and stockings, came to the door to admit me.
Pontellier was forced to admit that she knew of none better.
Yon officer of the king, who hesitated to admit me to his company, might fill the latter, if one may judge from the intonations of his voice in common dialogue.
It was no less evidently proper that the door should swing open to admit her.
And we must needs say it seared Hester's bosom so deeply, that perhaps there was more truth in the rumour than our modern incredulity may be inclined to admit.
This was not so good a thing, I admit, as not to leave me to judge that what, essentially, made nothing else much signify was simply my charming work.
Let me make a clean breast of it here, and frankly admit that I kept but sorry guard.
That same infinitely thin, isinglass substance, which, I admit, invests the entire body of the whale, is not so much to be regarded as the skin of the creature, as the skin of the skin, so to speak; for it were simply ridiculous to say, that the proper skin of the tremendous whale is thinner and more tender than the skin of a new-born child.
I admit they do sometimes come too close to be pleasant, but we don't run away; we are used to it, and understand it, and if we never had blinkers put on we should never want them; we should see what was there, and know what was what, and be much less frightened than by only seeing bits of things that we can't understand.
If there is, as we admit, a public sentiment among you, men of honor, justice and humanity, is there not also another kind of public sentiment among the ruffian, the brutal and debased?
Well, a body is bound to admit that for just a modest little one-line ad.