Definitions for: Admit

[v] declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club"
[v] serve as a means of entrance; "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"
[v] 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"
[v] give access or entrance to; "The French doors admit onto the yard"
[v] afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
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

2. To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into
a playhouse.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

Both Houses declared that they could admit of no
treaty with the king. --Hume.

Synonyms: accept, accommodate, acknowledge, allow, allow in, hold, include, intromit, let in, take, take on

Antonyms: deny, exclude, keep out, refuse, reject, shut, shut out, turn away, turn down

See Also: adjudge, allow, attorn, avouch, avow, concede, confess, countenance, declare, do, have, hold, induct, initiate, involve, let, permit, profess, readmit, repatriate, serve, shrive, squeal, sustain, write off

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