admit to

phrasal verb

admitted to; admitting to; admits to
: to admit (something) : to acknowledge the truth or existence of (something)
He reluctantly admitted to knowing her.
He admitted to his guilt.

Examples of admit to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 65-year-old longtime pilot to Lewis admitted to one count of tax evasion after signing a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Ava Benny-Morrison, Fortune Europe, 15 May 2024 Rader, from the YouTube channel Sam and Nia, admitted to making an Ashley Madison account two years prior. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 At the end of that period, patients admitted to the hospital spent a median of 14 hours in the ER and 26% spent more than 24 hours. Judith Graham, USA TODAY, 13 May 2024 Ricky Alderete, 45, from Wichita, admitted to helping steal the statue from Jackie Robinson Pavilion in McAdams Park in January of this year and placing it in a pickup truck. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 9 May 2024 In a sworn declaration, Landrum admitted to killing Alarcon. Keri Blakinger, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 In his arrest citation, police say Escalera admitted to breaking into the residence and taking food. Rachel Smith, The Courier-Journal, 7 May 2024 The suspect, who is still a Post Falls High School student, admitted to harassing the team during interviews with police, according to a Coeur d’Alene prosecutor’s charging decision document. Alexandra Duggan, Idaho Statesman, 7 May 2024 In a recent study of people admitted to the hospital who were then transferred to an intensive care unit because their conditions got worse, 23% had a diagnostic error affecting their case; 17% of those errors caused severe harm or death. Adam Rodman, STAT, 3 May 2024

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“Admit to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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