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Meaning & Definition of Admit in English

English

Admit

/ədmɪt/

verb

1. Declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

  • "He admitted his errors"
  • "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
    synonym:
  • admit
  • ,
  • acknowledge

2. Allow to enter

  • Grant entry to
  • "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"
  • "This pipe admits air"
    synonym:
  • admit
  • ,
  • allow in
  • ,
  • let in
  • ,
  • intromit

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • admit
  • ,
  • let in
  • ,
  • include

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • accept
  • ,
  • admit
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • take on

5. Afford possibility

  • "This problem admits of no solution"
  • "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
    synonym:
  • admit
  • ,
  • allow

6. Give access or entrance to

  • "The french doors admit onto the yard"
    synonym:
  • admit

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • accommodate
  • ,
  • hold
  • ,
  • admit

8. Serve as a means of entrance

  • "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"
    synonym:
  • admit

Examples of using

I have to admit that you're right.
I have to admit that you're right.
I have to admit that you're right.