What does admit mean?

Definitions for admit
ædˈmɪtad·mit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. admit, acknowledgeverb

    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, intromitverb

    allow to enter; grant entry to

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

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. admit, allowverb

    afford possibility

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

  6. admitverb

    give access or entrance to

    "The French doors admit onto the yard"

  7. 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"

  8. admitverb

    serve as a means of entrance

    "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"

Wiktionary

  1. admitverb

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

  2. admitverb

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

  3. admitverb

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

  4. admitverb

    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. admitverb

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

  6. admitverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ADMITverb

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. admit

    Admit generally means to acknowledge or accept the truth, reality, or existence of something or someone. It can refer to confessing to a wrongdoing or error, allowing entrance or access to a place, accepting someone into a program or institution, recognizing a fact or notion, or conceding the validity of an argument or opposing viewpoint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admitverb

    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. Admitverb

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

  3. Admitverb

    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. Admitverb

    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. Admitverb

    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. 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.]

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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. David Hill:

    He wants to admit his involvement in what was a considerably ill-conceived, ill-advised, thoughtless and insensitive drunken act.

  2. Abdolreza Davari:

    The president should bravely admit the obvious defeat of his recent six years of strategies and resign, this will quickly prepare the ground for taking office by a new government that is capable to control the country in this current critical situation.

  3. Scott Pruitt:

    I'm not afraid to admit there's been a learning process and when Congress or independent bodies of oversight find fault in our decision making, I want to correct that and ensure that it does not happen again.

  4. John Quincy Adams:

    Of the two great political parties which have divided the opinions and feelings of our country, the candid and the just will now admit that both have contributed splendid talents, spotless integrity, ardent patriotism, and disinterested sacrifices to the formation and administration of this Government, and that both have required a liberal indulgence for a portion of human infirmity and error.

  5. William Davis:

    We are aware of the issue, and our customer relations team has reached out to Mr. Davis to obtain additional details of what transpired at the airport. Our [Cincinnati airport] team is also reviewing these allegations.We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this caused. The group was rebooked on a flight the next day. i want them to admit that it was their fault.

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