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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 you are unhappy, sorry, or surprised about it

Clarke admitted his disappointment at the court's decision, but said he would fight on.

"I can't sing at all," he admitted.

admit (that):

Rachel admits that she had a hard time understanding the assignment.

admit to:

I reluctantly admitted to being nervous about the test.

admit doing something:

He is unwilling to admit being jealous of his brother.

have (got) to admit/must admit:

It was a good effort, I've got to admit.

b) to say that you have done something wrong or illegal

She admitted two charges of handling stolen goods.

admit (that):

She freely admits that she made mistakes.

admit to:

In court he admitted to lying about the accident.

admit doing something:

Davis admitted causing death by careless driving.

2) [transitive] to take someone into hospital for medical treatment

After collapsing, she was rushed to hospital, where she was admitted.

admit someone to something:

They admitted John to the psychiatric unit of the Royal Covenant Hospital.

3)
a) [transitive] to allow someone to enter a place, especially a public place such as a theatre or museum

Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval.

admit someone to something:

A group ticket admits six people to the zoo and museum.

b) to allow someone to become a member of an organization

The Stock Exchange will admit six firms as new members.

admit someone to something:

The Baltic States were admitted to the United Nations in 1991.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • admit — réadmit …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • 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

  • admit of — Admit, permit, allow, bear, be capable of …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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

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