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admitting

verb
present participle of admit

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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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“Admitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/admitting. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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