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.

  2. admit(Verb)

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

  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.

  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.

  5. admit(Verb)

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

  6. admit(Verb)

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

  7. Origin: 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

  2. Admit(verb)

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

  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

  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

  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

  6. Origin: [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

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. Bryce Komenda:

    It takes a big man to admit he's small

  2. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton:

    The strong and virtuous admit no destiny.

  3. William Davis:

    I want them to admit that it was their fault.

  4. Martin Sheen:

    I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive.

  5. Ken Murray:

    I may not always be right, but when I am, I admit it

Images & Illustrations of admit

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