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v. ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting, ad·mits
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.
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.
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.
One who is admitted.

[Middle English amitten, admitten, from Old French amettre, admettre, from Latin admittere : ad-, ad- + mittere, to send.]
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He felt that if he admitted that, it would be proved that he had been talking meaningless rubbish.
But let us consider: Have we not admitted that the rulers may be mistaken about their own interest in what they command, and also that to obey them is justice?
"Inasmuch," resumed the judge, "as the English law protects equally and sternly the religions of the Indian people, and as the man Passepartout has admitted that he violated the sacred pagoda of Malabar Hill, at Bombay, on the 20th of October, I condemn the said Passepartout to imprisonment for fifteen days and a fine of three hundred pounds."
It must be admitted that these facts receive no explanation on the theory of creation.
When the views entertained in this volume on the origin of species, or when analogous views are generally admitted, we can dimly foresee that there will be a considerable revolution in natural history.
All this is admitted, it will perhaps be said; but does it follow, from an admission of numbers for the measure of representation, or of slaves combined with free citizens as a ratio of taxation, that slaves ought to be included in the numerical rule of representation?
It is the character bestowed on them by the laws under which they live; and it will not be denied, that these are the proper criterion; because it is only under the pretext that the laws have transformed the negroes into subjects of property, that a place is disputed them in the computation of numbers; and it is admitted, that if the laws were to restore the rights which have been taken away, the negroes could no longer be refused an equal share of representation with the other inhabitants.
In effect, however, I admitted the existence of the "monster." My article was warmly discussed, which procured it a high reputation.
She was to blame that a spy had been admitted. Had he not told her, yes, told her to make a list, and not to admit anyone who was not on that list?
This, then, is a second point of difference; though at first the same freedom was admitted in Tragedy as in Epic poetry.
"A bullet did come my way and just graze my cheek," he admitted. "Most extraordinary thing.
Amongst many excellent constitutions this may show how well their government is framed, that although the people are admitted to a share in the administration, the form of it remains unaltered, without any popular insurrections, worth notice, on the one hand, or degenerating into a tyranny on the other.