Admit

  • 1 admit — ad‧mit [ədˈmɪt] verb admitted PTandPPX admitting PRESPARTX [transitive] 1. to allow someone to enter a place or become a member of a group, organization, school etc: admit somebody/​something to something • Both republics are now hoping to be… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 admit — ad·mit vb ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting vt 1: to concede as true or valid: make an admission of 2: to allow to be entered or offered admitted the document into evidence admit a will to probate vi: to make acknowledgment …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 admit — 1. Admit of is now only used in the meaning ‘to allow as possible, leave room for’ (always with an abstract object: The circumstances will not admit of delay / It seems to admit of so many interpretations), and even here the construction seems… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 Admit — Ad*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Admitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Admitting}.] [OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre. See {Missile}.] 1. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 admit to — ● bail * * * admit to [phrasal verb] admit to (something) : to admit (something) : to acknowledge the truth or existence of (something) He reluctantly admitted to knowing her. [=he admitted knowing her] He admitted to his guilt. = He admitted to… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 admit — [v1] allow entry or use accept, be big on*, bless, buy, concede, enter, entertain, give access, give the nod*, give thumbs up*, grant, harbor, house, initiate, introduce, let, let in, lodge, okay, permit, receive, shelter, sign*, sign off on*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 admit — ► VERB (admitted, admitting) 1) confess to be true or to be the case. 2) allow to enter. 3) receive into a hospital for treatment. 4) accept as valid. 5) (admit of) allow the possibility of …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 admit — réadmit …

    Dictionnaire des rimes

  • 9 admit — (v.) late 14c., let in, from L. admittere to allow to enter, let in, let come, give access, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + mittere let go, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Sense of to concede as valid or true is first recorded early 15c.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 admit of — Admit, permit, allow, bear, be capable of …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 11 admit — 1 *receive, accept, take Analogous words: allow, permit, suffer (see LET): *harbor, entertain, shelter, lodge, house Antonyms: eject, expel Contrasted words: *exclude, debar, shut out: bar, obstruct, block, *hinder …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 admit — [ad mit′, ədmit′] vt. admitted, admitting [ME admitten < L admittere < ad , to + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to permit to enter or use; let in 2. to entitle to enter [this ticket admits two] 3. to allow; leave room for 4 …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 admit — ad|mit W1S2 [ədˈmıt] v past tense and past participle admitted present participle admitting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(accept truth)¦ 2¦(accept blame)¦ 3¦(allow to enter)¦ 4¦(allow to join)¦ 5¦(hospital)¦ 6 admit defeat 7 admit evidence …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 admit — verb admitted, admitting (T) 1 to accept and agree unwillingly that something is true or that someone else is right: I was really scared, Jenny admitted. | admit (that): You may not like her, but you have to admit that she s good at her job. | I… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 admit — ad|mit [ əd mıt ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to agree that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry, or surprised about it: Clarke admitted his disappointment at the court s decision, but said he would fight on. I… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 admit */*/*/ — UK [ədˈmɪt] / US verb Word forms admit : present tense I/you/we/they admit he/she/it admits present participle admitting past tense admitted past participle admitted 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to agree that something is true, especially when …

    English dictionary

  • 17 admit — verb ADVERB ▪ freely, readily ▪ He freely admitted that he had taken bribes. ▪ frankly, honestly ▪ openly ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 admit — v. 1) to admit readily 2) (B) ( to confess ) the accused admitted his guilt to the police 3) (D; tr.) ( to allow entry ) to admit into, to (the manager admitted him to the theater; she was admitted to the university) 4) (formal) (d; intr.) ( to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 admit — [[t]ædmɪ̱t[/t]] ♦♦ admits, admitting, admitted 1) VERB If you admit that something bad, unpleasant, or embarrassing is true, you agree, often unwillingly, that it is true. [V that] I am willing to admit that I do make mistakes... [V to ing/n] Up… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 admit — 01. Just [admit] it, you re in love with her. 02. Even though I generally disagree with his views, I have to [admit] that he may be right this time. 03. No [admittance] allowed without a ticket. 04. Why can t you [admit] you re wrong? 05. Moira… …

    Grammatical examples in English


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