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admit

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verb ad·mit \əd-ˈmit, ad-\

Definition of admit

admitted

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admitting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to allow scope for :  permit admits no possibility of misunderstandingb :  to concede as true or valid admitted making a mistake

  3. 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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to give entrance or access

  6. 2a :  allow, permit admits of two interpretationsb :  to make acknowledgment —used with to admitted to having doubts

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Origin and Etymology of admit

Middle English admitten, from Latin admittere, from ad- + mittere to send

Synonym Discussion of admit

acknowledge, admit, own, avow, confess mean to disclose against one's will or inclination. acknowledge implies the disclosing of something that has been or might be concealed. acknowledged an earlier peccadillo admit implies reluctance to disclose, grant, or concede and refers usually to facts rather than their implications. admitted the project was over budget own implies acknowledging something in close relation to oneself. must own I know little about computers avow implies boldly declaring, often in the face of hostility, what one might be expected to be silent about. avowed that he was a revolutionary confess may apply to an admission of a weakness, failure, omission, or guilt. confessed a weakness for sweets

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admit

noun ad·mit

Definition of admit

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  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of admit

derivative of 1admit



ADMIT Defined for Kids

admit

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verb ad·mit \əd-ˈmit\

Definition of admit for Students

admitted

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admitting

  1. 1 :  to make known usually with some unwillingness Still, it was galling, this having to admit she was afraid. — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

  2. 2 :  to allow to enter :  let in No one under 18 is admitted.

  3. 3 :  1permit 2, allow This law admits no exceptions.


Medical Dictionary

admit

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transitive verb ad·mit \əd-ˈmit, ad-\

Medical Definition of admit

admitted

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admitting

  1. :  to accept (someone) into a hospital, clinic, or other treatment facility as an inpatient he was admitted last night for chest pains


Law Dictionary

admit

verb ad·mit

Legal Definition of admit

admitted

admitting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to concede as true or valid :  make an admission of

  3. 2 :  to allow to be entered or offered admitted the document into evidence admit a will to probate

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to make acknowledgment —used with to admits to the murder



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