Complete Definition of "admit"

see|admît

English

Etymology
From ME. term|amitten|langenm, which from L. term|admittere|langla, from term|ad-|langla + term|mittere||to send|langla.

Pronunciation
a|WEAE IPA|/ædËmɪt/
a|RP IPA|/ÉdËmɪt/
audio|en-us-admit.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|admit|t|ing

  1. transitive To allow 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.
  2. transitive To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
  3. transitive 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.
  4. transitive 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.
  5. transitive 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.

Usage notes
TIn senses 4. and 5. this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Derived terms
admittable
admittance
admittedly
admitter
admitting

Related terms
admissible
admission

Translations
trans-top|to concede as true
Czech: pÅipustit
trans-mid
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checktrans-top
Dutch: toegeven
Ido: admisar
Japanese: å¥ãã (ireru) (1); èªãã (mitomeru) (4)
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Korean: ì¸ì íë¤
Spanish: admitir
Turkish: kabul etmek
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French

Verb
infl|fr|verb form

  1. Third-person singular indicative past historic of admettre.

ar:admit
zh-min-nan:admit
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ja:admit
pl:admit
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simple:admit
fi:admit
sv:admit
ta:admit
te:admit
vi:admit
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