[ US /ədˈmɪt/ ]
[ UK /ɐdmˈɪt/ ]
  1. allow to enter; grant entry to
    This pipe admits air
    We cannot admit non-members into our club building
  2. declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
    He admitted his errors
  3. afford possibility
    This short story allows of several different interpretations
    This problem admits of no solution
  4. have room for; hold without crowding
    The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people
    This hotel can accommodate 250 guests
    The theater admits 300 people
  5. admit into a group or community
    We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
    accept students for graduate study
  6. serve as a means of entrance
    This ticket will admit one adult to the show
  7. give access or entrance to
    The French doors admit onto the yard
  8. allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
    admit someone to the profession
    She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar
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How To Use admit In A Sentence

  • He admits he owes a lot of his success to that cheeky grin. The Sun
  • The authors of the second paper admit that “other variables … influence the binding avidity (preference), such as type of SA (sialic acid of the receptor site) and glycosylation and sialylation of the hemagglutinin close to the receptor binding site. ” These factors all vary obviously and there are other variables in the equation as well including the status of specific areas of the immune system. Think Progress » An Inconvenient Truth and An Intolerable Summer
  • I must give one instance; he throws doubts and sneers at my saying that the ovigerous frena of cirripedes have been converted into branchiae, because I have not found them to be branchiae; whereas he himself admits, before I wrote on cirripedes, without the least hesitation, that their organs are branchiae. Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences
  • He admitted killing her but denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility and loss of control. Times, Sunday Times
  • Howell has also admitted indecent assault charges against three of his patients in April and July 2008 at his clinic in Ballymoney. Northern Ireland dentist admits double murder
  • The social networking giant has admitted excluding views of less than three seconds from its figures. Times, Sunday Times
  • After several attempts to untie the knot, I admitted defeat and cut through it with a knife.
  • He admitted to five different affairs and countless visits to massage parlors for ‘full-body’ massages.
  • The two men were far more alike than they would ever admit.
  • He admitted possessing a counterfeit note. The Sun
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