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Definition of "admit" []

  • To permit to enter: A crack in the wall admitted some light. (verb-transitive)
  • To provide the right or a means of entrance to: A ticket that admits the whole group. (verb-transitive)
  • To permit to exercise the rights, functions, or privileges of: was admitted to the bar association. (verb-transitive)
  • To have room for; accommodate. (verb-transitive)
  • To afford opportunity for; permit: We must admit no delay in the proceedings. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "admit" in a sentence
  • "Because we admit things to be true which are not true, we _admit_, then _commit_ sin, and hence suffer for sin."
  • "And I do assure you, Jim, that you couldn't have married me _validly_ from here -- and think how awful it would be, to love as much as we love and then find out that we were not _validly_ married -- and when you come to my home, and fetch me away from there, you will admit -- yes really _admit_ -- that I was right."
  • "What the GOP won't admit is the the Lt. Governor is even worse, in their humble opinion: more moral but less stable ... why can't the GOP find good candidates????"