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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

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2 to offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to
  • she was admitted to Harvard

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3 to make an acknowledgment of something unpleasant as true or valid
  • I admit to some suspicions about the new neighbors

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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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The first known use of admit was in the 15th century

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“Admit.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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