Synonyms and Antonyms of admit
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 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 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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