What does admit mean?

Definitions for admit
ædˈmɪtad·mit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word admit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. admit, acknowledge(verb)

    declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

    "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

  2. admit, allow in, let in, intromit(verb)

    allow to enter; grant entry to

    "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air"

  3. admit, let in, include(verb)

    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"

  4. accept, admit, take, take on(verb)

    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"

  5. admit, allow(verb)

    afford possibility

    "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"

  6. admit(verb)

    give access or entrance to

    "The French doors admit onto the yard"

  7. accommodate, hold, admit(verb)

    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"

  8. admit(verb)

    serve as a means of entrance

    "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"

Wiktionary

  1. admit(Verb)

    To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take.

    Etymology: From admitten, amitten, from admettre, amettre, from admitto, from ad- + mittere.

  2. admit(Verb)

    To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.

    Etymology: From admitten, amitten, from admettre, amettre, from admitto, from ad- + mittere.

  3. admit(Verb)

    To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess.

    Etymology: From admitten, amitten, from admettre, amettre, from admitto, from ad- + mittere.

  4. admit(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From admitten, amitten, from admettre, amettre, from admitto, from ad- + mittere.

  5. admit(Verb)

    to give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ of)

    Etymology: From admitten, amitten, from admettre, amettre, from admitto, from ad- + mittere.

  6. admit(Verb)

    To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.

    Etymology: From admitten, amitten, from admettre, amettre, from admitto, from ad- + mittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admit(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre. See Missile.]

  2. Admit(verb)

    to give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse

    Etymology: [OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre. See Missile.]

  3. Admit(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre. See Missile.]

  4. Admit(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre. See Missile.]

  5. Admit(verb)

    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

  1. Admit

    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, -missumad, to, mittĕre, to send.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'admit' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2877

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'admit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1699

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'admit' in Verbs Frequency: #204

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How to say admit in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of admit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of admit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of admit in a Sentence

  1. Gary Shipman:

    Private organizations that are not open to the public are run by their members who make the rules as to whether to admit or expel members in accordance with those rules.

  2. Charles Scicluna:

    The invitation to recognize and admit the full truth, with all of its painful repercussions and consequences, is the starting point for authentic healing.

  3. Prashant Agarwal:

    Nothing in life is easy, you may be facing several problems & you may be suffering from pain, which you think no one can understand. You might have little resources but you cannot achieve anything unless you strive for it & try for it. You need to be committed to your goals; you need to be passionate for getting success in the field of your interest. Every day is a new day, bringing you new opportunities. And if you are responsible and aware of your needs, and are willing to perform and take all the necessary steps that are required for you to achieve your goal, then trust me nothing can stop you. You need to be like that lion who is hungry and is waiting for his prey and whose roar is loud enough for his enemies to know that he won’t compromise for anything unless he gets it. It's just one life and you need to make the most out of it. Don’t compromise on it for temporary reasons and worries. You need to realize that you might face several challenges, might go through circumstances which are difficult to deal with, which might break you, make you fall hard on the ground but each time when you stand again you would be stronger than before. Admit your mistakes and be willing to improvise and rectify the things that went wrong earlier to get better results next time. Be planned enough, be responsible for each action that you take, be committed so that nothing can break you. Be passionate so that nothing can stop you & keep on performing irrespective of all your failures.

  4. Ryan Pack:

    Mistakes and Decisions: A person should never make a mistake, a bad decision, but if they do they should admit to it and except responsibility for the appropriate penalties, if its appropriate there are any penalties at all.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    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.

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