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admit

verb

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 of admit acknowledge, agree, allow, concede, confess, fess (up), grant, own (up to) Words Related to admit 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 of admit disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown; contradict, dispute, gainsay, negate, negative; rebut, refute, reject, repudiate; conceal, cover (up), hide, obscure, veil; kid (oneself) Antonyms of admit deny

  2. 2 to offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to she was admitted to Harvard Synonyms of admit enter, receive, take Words Related to admit entertain, welcome; fellowship; confirm, ratify Near Antonyms of admit decline, disallow, disapprove, dismiss, refuse, reject; blackball, blacklist, ostracize; banish, deport, exile, expel, oust, throw out Antonyms of admit 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 of admit confess, cop (to) [slang], fess (up), own (up)Words Related to admit blab, talk, tattle; babble, spillNear Antonyms of admit clam up, hush, quiet (down), shut up


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