What does admit mean?

Definitions for admit
ædˈmɪtad·mit

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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

How to pronounce admit?

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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. Megan Mitchell:

    People make mistakes all the time, but to hide that mistake and not admit to it for over a week is pretty appalling, the victims deserve better than what's happened to them on the Senate floor. They deserve better than a staffer hiding what they knew about the bill. They deserve better than politics being played [with this bill].

  2. Nicole Eramo:

    I feel if a person is willing to come forward in that setting and admit they violated the policy when there is absolutely no advantage to do so, then I feel that deserves some consideration, that they are willing to say, 'I have done something wrong and I am willing to take my licks and deal with it,'.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    All of us want a safe community, so we should be smart enough how we can provide that safety without intentionally or unintentionally targeting a particular group of Americans, and what is so, really, troubling, is that if you compare statistics between white men and African American men, if they are stopped, if they are arrested, if they are charged, if they are convicted, if they are sentenced, there are clear undeniable racial disparities. I think we have to admit this. We shouldn't try to gloss it over or it would go away.

  4. Victor Cha:

    Unfortunately, it's a big win for North Korea. They were able to get Sony to shut down the picture. They got the U.S. government to admit that North Korea was the source of this and there's no action plan really, at least publicly no action plan, in response to it, i think from their perspective, in Pyongyang, they're probably popping the champagne corks.

  5. Kamala Harris:

    Gabbard said. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., also called out Harris on her health care plan: Senator Harris is my friend as well, but I have to say if we cant admit tonight whats in the plan, which is banning employer-based insurance, were not going to be able to admit that when Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of doing that as well.

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