What is the meaning of admit?


  • Declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of.
    • usage: "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
  • Allow to enter; grant entry to.
    • usage: "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air"
  • Allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of.
    • usage: "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"
  • Admit into a group or community.
    • usage: "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
  • Afford possibility.
    • usage: "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
  • Give access or entrance to.
    • usage: "The French doors admit onto the yard"
  • Have room for; hold without crowding.
    • usage: "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
  • Serve as a means of entrance.
    • usage: "This ticket will admit one adult to the show"
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APAWordNet. (2010). admit. Retrieved May 27, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/admit/definitions/1254871
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