admit

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admit

verb

Definition of ADMIT

1
to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly <the host of the talk show eventually admitted that she hadn't actually read the book> <you can't bring yourself to admit your mistakes>
Synonyms acknowledge, agree, allow, concede, confess, fess (up), grant, own (up to)
Phrases come clean (about)
Antonyms deny
2
to offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to <she was admitted to Harvard>
Synonyms enter, receive, take
Antonyms ban, bar
3
to make an acknowledgment of something unpleasant as true or valid <I admit to some suspicions about the new neighbors>
Synonyms admit, cop (to) [slang], fess (up), own (up)
Related Words blab, talk, tattle; babble, spill
Near Antonyms clam up, hush, quiet (down), shut up

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