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definition of the word admit

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From Middle English amitten, which from Latin admittere, from ad- + mittere (to send).

Infinitive
to admit

Third person singular
admits

Simple past
admitted

Past participle
admitted

Present participle
admitting

to admit (third-person singular simple present admits, present participle admitting, simple past and past participle admitted)

  1. (transitive) To allow 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.
  2. (transitive) To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
  3. (transitive) 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. (transitive) 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. (transitive) 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.


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