Definition of admit
1 a : to allow scope for : permit <admits no possibility of misunderstanding> b : to concede as true or valid <admitted making a mistake>
2 a : to allow entry (as to a place, fellowship, or privilege) <an open window had admitted rain> <admitted to the club> b : to accept into a hospital as an inpatient <he was admitted last night for chest pains>
1 : to give entrance or access
Examples of admit in a sentence
You know you're wrong! Admit it!
I hate to admit it, but he's right.
This ticket admits one person.
He admitted them into his office.
They refused to admit her to the club.
The patient was very sick when she was admitted to the hospital.
He was admitted last night for chest pains.
The judge decided to admit the evidence.
Origin of admit
Middle English admitten, from Latin admittere, from ad- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of admit
Rhymes with admit
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ADMIT Defined for Kids
Definition of admit for Students
Medical Definition of admit
: to accept (someone) into a hospital, clinic, or other treatment facility as an inpatient <he was admitted last night for chest pains>
Legal Definition of admit
1 : to concede as true or valid : make an admission of
2 : to allow to be entered or offered <admitted the document into evidence> <admit a will to probate>
: to make acknowledgment —used with to <admits to the murder>
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