Definition of Admit in English :

Define Admit in English

Admit meaning in English

Meaning of Admit in English

Pronunciation of Admit in English

Admit pronunciation in English

Pronounce Admit in English


see synonyms of admit


1. acknowledge, admit

declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

Example Sentences:
'He admitted his errors'
'She acknowledged that she might have forgotten'

2. admit, allow in, intromit, let in

allow to enter; grant entry to

Example Sentences:
'We cannot admit non-members into our club building'
'This pipe admits air'

3. admit, include, let in

allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

Example Sentences:
'admit someone to the profession'
'She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar'

4. accept, admit, take, take on

admit into a group or community

Example Sentences:
'accept students for graduate study'
'We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member'

5. admit, allow

afford possibility

Example Sentences:
'This problem admits of no solution'
'This short story allows of several different interpretations'

6. admit

give access or entrance to

Example Sentences:
'The French doors admit onto the yard'

7. accommodate, admit, hold

have room for; hold without crowding

Example Sentences:
'This hotel can accommodate 250 guests'
'The theater admits 300 people'
'The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people'

8. admit

serve as a means of entrance

Example Sentences:
'This ticket will admit one adult to the show'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of admit
verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (mainly tr)
1. (may take a clause as object)
to confess or acknowledge (a crime, mistake, etc)
2. (may take a clause as object)
to concede (the truth or validity of something)
to allow to enter; let in
4. (foll by to)
to allow participation (in) or the right to be part (of)
to admit to the profession
5. (when intr, foll by of)
to allow (of); leave room (for)
6. (intransitive)
to give access
the door admits onto the lawn

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see synonyms of admit
verb transitiveWord forms: adˈmitted or adˈmitting
to permit to enter or use; let in
to entitle to enter
this ticket admits two
to allow; leave room for
to have room for; hold
the hall admits 2,500 people
to concede or grant
to acknowledge or confess
to permit to practice certain functions
he was admitted to the bar
verb intransitive
to give entrance (to a place)
to allow or warrant
with of
to confess or own (to)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of admit
v. ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting, ad·mits
a. To grant to be real, valid, or true; acknowledge or concede: Even proponents of the technology admit that it doesn't always work as well as it should.
b. To disclose or confess (guilt or an error, for example). See Synonyms at acknowledge.
2. To afford opportunity for; permit: We must admit no delay in the proceedings.
a. To allow to enter: a crack in the wall that admitted some light.
b. To grant the right to enter: This ticket admits two to the performance of the play.
c. To accept into an organization or group: The college admits fine arts students.
d. To accept (someone) as an inpatient in a hospital.
e. To accept into evidence as relevant and otherwise admissible: The judge admitted the testimony of the expert.
1. To afford possibility: a problem that admits of no solution.
2. To allow entrance; afford access: a door admitting to the hall.
3. To make acknowledgment; confess: admitted to committing the crime; admitted to a weakness for sweets.
One who is admitted.

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