Definition of admit
1a : to allow scope for : permit admits no possibility of misunderstandingb : to concede as true or valid admitted making a mistake
2a : to allow entry (as to a place, fellowship, or privilege) an open window had admitted rain admitted to the clubb : to accept into a hospital as an inpatient he was admitted last night for chest pains
1 : to give entrance or access
Recent Examples of admit from the Web
To that end, Thakor admits that finding the balance between wealth, work, and spending is more of a self-identity question.
The front office wrestled with how to commemorate the achievement on those nights, even asking Ripken, who admitted he was stumped.
Some people still don't want to admit that the Civil War was fought over slavery.
In a new case report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors recounted how an infant in Oregon was admitted to the hospital last September for respiratory distress.
Now, of course, no Democrat would admit this even to a spouse.
Even if Benioff and Weiss don’t always admit it, the show has changed.
In an exhaustive hearing in March, Tally Smith and McVay admitted to an affair after Dooley's trial ended in 2014.
That sort of information, Hossaini admits, is sadly lacking as of now.
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Origin and Etymology of admit
Middle English admitten, from Latin admittere, from ad- + mittere to send
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of admit
Definition of admit
: a person who is admitted into a school, hospital, etc. When a patient is transferred, the nurse will take the next new admit—unless her patient is transferred to a hospital for only a temporary stay. — Sally Seaver
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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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