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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 ?
The American forest admits of the passage of horses, there being little underbrush, and few tangled brakes.
He has every comfort which his situation admits of.
Old as Pizarro, this whiteness keeps her ruins for ever new; admits not the cheerful greenness of complete decay; spreads over her broken ramparts the rigid pallor of an apoplexy that fixes its own distortions.
When I think of this life I have led; the desolation of solitude it has been; the masoned, walled-town of a Captain's exclusiveness, which admits but small entrance to any sympathy from the green country without --oh, weariness
Moncharmin, in any case, admits that he was impressed.
And to tell you the truth, sirs," continued the goatherd, "it was yesterday that we resolved, I and four of the lads, two of them our servants, and the other two friends of mine, to go in search of him until we find him, and when we do to take him, whether by force or of his own consent, to the town of Almodovar, which is eight leagues from this, and there strive to cure him (if indeed his malady admits of a cure), or learn when he is in his senses who he is, and if he has relatives to whom we may give notice of his misfortune.
For he truly engages in battle who endeavors to surmount all the difficulties and errors which prevent him from reaching the knowledge of truth, and he is overcome in fight who admits a false opinion touching a matter of any generality and importance, and he requires thereafter much more skill to recover his former position than to make great advances when once in possession of thoroughly ascertained principles.
But, unfortunately for us, the question admits of a more particular answer.
Another admits that it ought to be a government over individuals to a certain extent, but by no means to the extent proposed.
The intellectual side of man already admits that life is an incessant struggle for existence, and it would seem that this too is the belief of the minds upon Mars.
They differ, in that Epic poetry admits but one kind of metre, and is narrative in form.
This malady admits but of one remedy; I will tell you what that is.