What does Admit mean?
Definitions for Admit
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Admit.
declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
"He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
admit, allow in, let in, intromitverb
allow to enter; grant entry to
"We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air"
admit, let in, includeverb
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"
accept, admit, take, take onverb
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"
"This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
give access or entrance to
"The French doors admit onto the yard"
accommodate, hold, admitverb
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"
serve as a means of entrance
"This ticket will admit one adult to the show"
To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take.
To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.
To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess.
To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, "of" may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.
the words do not admit such a construction.
to give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ of)
To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.
Etymology: From admitten, amitten, from admettre, amettre, from admitto, from ad- + mittere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: admitto, Lat.
Does not one table Bavius still admit?
The treasurer found it no hard matter so far to terrify him, that, for the king’s service, as was pretended, he admitted, for a six-clark, a person recommended by him. Edward Hyde.
Suppose no weapon can thy valour’s pride
Subdue, that by no force thou may’st be won,
Admit no steel can hurt or wound thy side,
And be it heav’n hath thee such favour done. Edward Fairfax, b. ii.
This argument is like to have the less effect on me, seeing I cannot easily admit the inference. John Locke.
If you once admit of a latitude, that thoughts may be exalted, and images raised above the life, that leads you insensibly from your own principles to mine. John Dryden, on Heroic Poetry.
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
to give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse
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
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
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
Etymology: [OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre. See Missile.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad-mit′, v.t. to allow to enter: to let in: to concede: to acknowledge: to be capable of:—pr.p. admit′ting; pa.p. admit′ted.—n. Admissibil′ity.—adj. Admis′sible, that may be admitted or allowed (generally, or specially as legal proof).—ns. Admis′sion, Admit′tance, the act of admitting: anything admitted or conceded: leave to enter.—adj. Admit′table, that may be admitted.—adv. Admit′tedly. [Through Fr. from L. admittĕre, -missum—ad, to, mittĕre, to send.]
Admit vs. Confess -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Admit and Confess.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Admit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2877
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Admit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1699
Rank popularity for the word 'Admit' in Verbs Frequency: #204
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The numerical value of Admit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Admit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Admit in a Sentence
Some House Democrats imply they are withholding the [impeachment]articles for some kind of leverage, i admit, Im not sure what leverage there is in refraining from sending us something we do not want.Alas, if theycan figure that out, they can explain.
He is supposed to be the most powerful person in the world, he is the leader of the free world. But he's crying as if to say there's nothing I can do but accept and admit the powerlessness of my situation.
It is a sign of strength, not of weakness, to admit that you don't know all the answers.
To start with, it just tastes like chocolate, then Sarah Wayne can feel the actual heat coming through, then the chocolate comes back in so it gets a richness, then all the chili comes back, it's the strongest chili chocolate I've ever tried, I must admit.
District Judge Jessie LeBlanc:
I admit that I used that word. I profusely apologize for that. I should have never said it, it was uncalled for. I was angry. I was upset. But, it's no excuse.
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Translations for Admit
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- допускам, позволявам, признавам, пускам да влезеBulgarian
- cyfaddef, gadael i mewnWelsh
- zugeben, einlassen, zulassenGerman
- reconocer, dejar entrar, dar entrada, admitirSpanish
- myöntää, sallia, päästääFinnish
- admettre, avouerFrench
- aidichScottish Gaelic
- beismer, bevall, elismer, beenged, bebocsátHungarian
- far entrare, ammettere, riconoscereItalian
- toegeven, toelaten, toestaan, toegang verlenen, bekennen, binnenlatenDutch
- tilståNorwegian Nynorsk
- tilstå, innrømme, slippe innNorwegian
- aceitar, permitir, reconhecer, admitirPortuguese
- допустить, признавать, допускать, признатьRussian
- tillstå, erkänna, bekräfta, medge, släppa in, tillåta, bekännaSwedish
- thừa nhậnVietnamese
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