Synonyms and Antonyms of admit

  1. 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) Related Words disburden, unburden, unload; affirm, avow, confirm, profess; accept, recognize, yield; announce, break, broadcast, communicate, declare, disclose, divulge, impart, proclaim, publish, reveal, spill, tell, unveil; betray, blab, expose, give away, inform, leak, rat, squeal, talk, tattle, tip (off), warn, wise (up); breathe, say, whisper Phrases come clean (about) Near Antonyms disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown; contradict, dispute, gainsay, negate, negative; rebut, refute, reject, repudiate; conceal, cover (up), hide, obscure, veil; kid (oneself) Antonyms deny

  2. 2 to offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to she was admitted to Harvard Synonyms enter, receive, take Related Words entertain, welcome; fellowship; confirm, ratify Near Antonyms decline, disallow, disapprove, dismiss, refuse, reject; blackball, blacklist, ostracize; banish, deport, exile, expel, oust, throw out Antonyms ban, bar

  3. 3 to make an acknowledgment of something unpleasant as true or valid I admit to some suspicions about the new neighbors Synonyms confess, cop (to) [slang], fess (up), own (up)Related Words blab, talk, tattle; babble, spillNear Antonyms clam up, hush, quiet (down), shut up

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a brief usually trivial fact

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