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
Rosemary Ashton, who has done just that, admits as much.
For the most part, Israel has declined to comment about its actions in Syria, admitting only to a few military strikes.
Admitting Monday there is a clear division on the Harford County Board of Education, its members narrowly elected Joseph Voskuhl and Laura Runyeon as president and vice president for the next two years.
Gates open at 5 p.m., with racing beginning about 7 p.m. Children under 14 are already admitted free.
Last December, Ruby agreed to pay $1.66 million to settle a probe by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and several states into lax data security and deceptive practices, also without admitting liability.
There were reports the suspect’s parents, Antonio and Sandra DiNardo, had been called Thursday to a grand jury hearing at the Doylestown building where their son would later admit to killing the men.
According to WINK-TV, Lahodik underwent surgery and was admitted to an intensive care unit.
To that end, Thakor admits that finding the balance between wealth, work, and spending is more of a self-identity question.
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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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