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Admit - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Admit' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Admit [ v. t.]
- To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take; as, they were into his house; to admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause.
- To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
- To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise; as, to admit an attorney to practice law; the prisoner was admitted to bail.
- To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess; as, the argument or fact is admitted; he admitted his guilt.
- To be capable of; to permit; as, the words do not admit such a construction. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.

Meaning of 'Admit' (Princeton's WordNet)

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