admit

[[t]ædmɪ̱t[/t]]
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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 to two thirds of 14 to 16 year olds admit to buying drink illegally...

[V -ing] I'd be ashamed to admit feeling jealous...

[V n] None of these people will admit responsibility for their actions...

[V with quote] `Actually, most of my tennis is at club level,' he admitted.

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2) VERB: usu passive If someone is admitted to hospital, they are taken into hospital for treatment and kept there until they are well enough to go home.

[be V-ed to n] She was admitted to hospital with a soaring temperature...

[be V-ed] He was admitted yesterday for treatment of blood clots in his lungs.

3) VERB If someone is admitted to an organization or group, they are allowed to join it.

[be V-ed to n] He was admitted to the Academie Culinaire de France...

[V n] The Parachute Regiment could be forced to admit women.

4) VERB To admit someone to a place means to allow them to enter it.

[V n] Embassy security personnel refused to admit him or his wife...

[V n to n] Journalists are rarely admitted to the region.


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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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