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Definitions of admit

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; " He admitted his errors"; " She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
  4. afford possibility; " This problem admits of no solution"; " This short story allows of several different interpretations"
  5. 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"
  6. allow to enter; grant entry to; " We cannot admit non- members into our club"
  7. serve as a means of entrance; " This ticket will admit one adult to the show"
  8. give access or entrance to; " The French doors admit onto the yard"
  9. 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.
  10. To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To permit to enter; allow in argument; to receive.
  15. Admitted.
  16. Admitting.
  17. To allow to enter: to let in: to concede: to be capable of :- pr. p. admitting: pa. p. admitted.
  18. To allow; to concede; to let in.
  19. To allow to enter; receive; permit; concede.
  20. To give scope, warrant, or permission; with of.
  21. To give entrance; often with to.
  22. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance into a place, an office, or the mind; to give right of entrance; to allow: to concede as true; to acknowledge.
  23. To permit to enter; to receive as true; to allow.
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Quotes of admit

  1. I'm the first to admit that I can't be as good as Tolkien, and a movie can never be as good as Tolkien. – Ralph Bakshi
  2. I have not heard people in the Republican Party yet admit that they have a problem. And when they do say that they have a problem I don't know that I believe 'em. – Glenn Beck
  3. In the beginning, though, I have to admit that I did have a chip on my shoulder. I did want to prove everyone wrong. But after I went through the process and came out the other side, it wasn't about anyone else. – Billy Corgan
  4. I have, I admit a low tolerance for detached chronicling and cool analysis. – Leslie Fiedler
  5. This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization is that we should admit that the economy of each country is dependent on the economy of all the others. – Richard Grasso
  6. I will admit like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate. – Jack Kevorkian
  7. I think that over the years, whether they want to admit it or not, people have to admit that the women astronauts have performed just as well as the men astronauts. – Shannon Lucid
  8. As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union. – George Mason
  9. I enjoy my money, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'd certainly rather be rich than poor. – Christine McVie
  10. They still don't want to admit to the world that this isn't the best and the fairest and most equal justice system. And that they are guilty of railroading people into jail. They don't want to, or never will, admit these things. – Leonard Peltier
  11. Any fool can say he is wise but only someone wise can admit he is a fool. – Michael Reed
  12. I've always been the first to admit that Jimi was a very big influence on my early stuff. – Robin Trower
  13. If you don't know something, admit it. But, try to impress them with what you do know. – Bob Weinstein
  14. If I take a less defensive tone, I'd admit that I couldn't write today a very jazzy, contemporary look at America as I did in 1979 in States of Desire. – Edmund White

Usage examples for admit

  1. " The watchbirds are pretty good, too," Macintyre had to admit – Watchbird by Robert Sheckley
  2. I neither deny nor admit anything. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  3. She will admit no one but Miss Pewsey. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  4. I certainly won't ever admit it. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  5. Ought we to admit this gentleman? – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  6. You think so, but do not admit it honestly as I do. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  7. You had better admit that you don't find all this interesting. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  8. It is odd to have to admit that one has hardly ever been unhappy for a long time before this war. – My War Experiences in Two Continents by Sarah Macnaughtan
  9. " Ah they won't admit me! – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  10. She would only admit that the case had 'got on' his mind. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  11. " Some day perhaps, Miss Strong, when Tom comes back a great man," laughed Mr. Keane, as he shook hands with her and Tom, " you'll admit you've changed your mind. – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  12. Was there any one here to admit them? – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  13. I knew him too well to admit that." – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  14. " I'll admit this much," he said. – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  15. I won't admit it. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  16. My reason, he said, slowly, is, I admit a selfish one. – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  17. If I can reach Kinko I shall be able to sleep through the night- and that will be welcome, I admit – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  18. But you must admit it's almost enough to make ... – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  19. You love me and you won't admit it. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  20. And you'll have to admit that you did believe it was wonderful then. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans

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