• IPA: /ədˈmɪt/

admit (admits, present participle admitting; past and past participle admitted)

  1. (transitive) To allow to enter; to grant entrance (to), whether into a place, into the mind, or into consideration
    A ticket admits one into a playhouse.
    They were admitted into his house.
    to admit a serious thought into the mind
    to admit evidence in the trial of a cause
  2. (transitive) To allow (someone) to enter a profession or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.
    to admit an attorney to practice law
    the prisoner was admitted to bail
  3. (transitive) To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny
    the argument or fact is admitted
    he admitted his guilt
    she admitted taking drugs / she admitted to taking drugs
    • 2011, Kitty Kelley, Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography (ISBN 1451674767):
      His sister, Patti, also admitted taking drugs, […]
    Synonyms: own up, confess
  4. (transitive) To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, "of" may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.
    the words do not admit such a construction.
  5. (intransitive) To give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ of).
    circumstances do not admit of this
    the text does not admit of this interpretation
  6. (transitive) To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Italian: far entrare
  • Portuguese: admitir
  • Russian: допуска́ть
  • Spanish: dejar entrar
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