• WordNet 3.6
    • v admit 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 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 admit 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 admit allow to enter; grant entry to "We cannot admit non-members into our club building","This pipe admits air"
    • v admit serve as a means of entrance "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"
    • v admit 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 admit give access or entrance to "The French doors admit onto the yard"
    • v admit afford possibility "This problem admits of no solution","This short story allows of several different interpretations"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 50% of Americans admit they have ran a red light
    • Admit 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.
    • Admit 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."
    • Admit 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.
    • Admit To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
    • Admit 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 cause.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: About 30% of American admit to talking to their dogs or leaving messages on their answering machines for their dogs while they are away
    • admit To suffer to enter; grant or afford entrance to: as, to admit a student into college; windows admit light and air; to admit a serious thought into the mind.
    • admit To give right or means of entrance to: as, a ticket admits one into a theater; this key will admit you to the garden.
    • admit To permit to exercise a certain function; grant power to hold a certain office: as, he was admitted to the bar; to admit a man to the ministry.
    • admit To have capacity for the admission of at one time: as, this passage admits two abreast.
    • admit To grant in argument; receive as true; concede; allow: as, the argument or fact is admitted.
    • admit To permit, grant, allow, or be capable of: as, the words do not admit such a construction. See II.
    • admit To acknowledge; own; confess: as, he admitted his guilt. Synonyms Acknowledge, Admit, Confess, etc. (see acknowledge); to let in, receive, take in.
    • admit To give warrant or allowance; grant opportunity or permission: with of: as, circumstances do not admit of this; the text does not admit of this interpretation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 50% admit they regularly sneak food into movie theaters to avoid the high prices of snack foods.
    • v.t Admit ad-mit′ to allow to enter: to let in: to concede: to acknowledge: to be capable of
    • pr.p Admit admit′ting; pa.p. admit′ted
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  • May Sarton
    “It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be -- whether they will admit that or not.”
  • Daniel Boone
    Daniel Boone
    “I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
  • Josephus Daniels
    Josephus Daniels
    “Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.”
  • Edward M. Forster
    “Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum,; ad, + mittere, to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre,. See Missile


In literature:

The portal through which the light is admitted is the pupil.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
He became an Edinburgh merchant and was admitted a burgess in 1587.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Nevertheless he admitted that joint deliberation was the reasonable solution.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Hawtrey, who appeared unusually thoughtful, admitted that it was.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
But coldly recited now, I admit the rhodomontade to be exceedingly tiresome.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
Here the owner received his crowd of morning visitors, who were not admitted to the inner apartments.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
He would gladly be admitted among its humblest ministers.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
That the manufacturer would furnish this market to the farmer, admits no doubt.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
He, as discreet as she was rash, pitied her from his heart, but would not admit as much.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Within myself I could but admit it.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

Well, my memory is not strong.
It requires consideration
To admit that pleasant fact.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Until her songless soul admits
Time comes to kill;
You pay her price and wonder why
You need her still.
"To A Cabaret Dancer" by Djuna Barnes
No matter what the Seasons are,
My LYDIA is so dear,
My soul admits no Calendar
Of earth when she is near.
"Lydia" by Madison Julius Cawein
MOSCON. How comes it,
That although you have admitted
'Tis not right to see the feast,
Yet you go to see it?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
With ears full-cock and anxious eye
Impatiently resigned;
But ignorant that Paradise
Did not admit her kind.
"Dinah in Heaven" by Rudyard Kipling
DEMON. On impossible and false issues
There can be no argument;--
But your premises admitting,
Say what then?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

It is at this point that I finally admit to seeing the cobwebs left behind by the dark winter silence sprinkled with dust and soot from many a cozy winter fire, lulling me into lazy complacency.
Man admits stabbing teen during melee at Catty park.
A 21-year-old man has admitted stabbing a teen in March at a. Catasauqua park during a melee witnesses said occurred between "Catasauqua kids" and.
Ironically, Conrad, 26, admits she's normally shy about showing off her body.
"If you do something, admit it right away," advised Cunningham.
Congressman Anthony Weiner has admitted that he can't say "with certitude " whether or not a lewd photo that was sent from his Twitter account to a 21-year-old college coed is of him.
I admit that in the past I've dreaded this time of year.
I must admit, I'm a knowledge junkie.
In retrospect, actor, podcaster, and author Stephen Tobolowsky admits it was incredibly weird growing up Jewish in Oak Cliff, Texas.
Despite being a film critic, I have to admit that I am far from an expert in the process of making a film.
Kalanick, or at least his deputies, were more willing to strike legislative deals than they have admitted.
There's good news to report concerning Deftones bassist Chi Cheng , who appears to be improving after being admitted to the ICU late last week for pneumonia.
I Neither Admit Nor Deny I Chopped Down The Cherry Tree .
"I cannot tell a lie, I neither admit nor deny that I chopped down the cherry tree " doesn't sound even nearly as good.
I Neither Admit Nor Deny I Chopped Down The Cherry Tree.

In science:

Now, without a precise knowledge of the functions f (T ) and V (T ) one cannot infer whether it admits solutions.
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
It must be admitted that the origin of this small factor is not understood, just as the origin of a large value of tan β is not understood.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Conjugacy class [w] ⊂ W (g) is called regular if associated Heisenberg subalgebra H[w ] admits regular element Λ.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Hence brackets (cid:8)N a , N b(cid:9) admit dispersionless limit, while others do not.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Consider Hamiltonian dynamical system admitting constant solutions.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies