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

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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. Justin Trudeau:

    I think people understand that there is a tremendous amount of pressures that come with this job and I am human, but I think at the same time, a big part of recognizing strengths and weaknesses is when you make a mistake you admit it, you make amends, you ask for forgiveness and you make sure it never happens again.

  2. Charles Lane:

    In any situation, his instinct is sort of to make a counteraccusation, right? To admit nothing, deny everything, and say, no, wait a minute, they started it. And that's what he did here. He said, no, [Fields] grabbed me.

  3. Viktor Orban:

    Hungary cannot ignore Schengen rules in its procedures, migrants must cooperate with Hungarian authorities, with the German authorities and if Germany wants to admit Syrians, it should issue permission for them to go into Germany.

  4. Andrew Nari:

    We admit, we still do hope that one day they'll come back, but if they're not, then it's okay. We'll accept whatever it is, though many of us are in denial.

  5. Detective Ray Violetto:

    I will admit that even when I’m on vacation and I’m out of state, I'm always looking at people, trying to evaluate how would they fit into my case here, is there a possibility? Whether I’m in Florida, Colorado, in Michigan, anywhere that I would be, this case follows me.

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