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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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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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