verb (admit, t, ing)
Etymology: From (term, amitten, lang=enm), which from (term, admittere, lang=la), from (term, ad-, lang=la) + (term, mittere, , to send, lang=la).
- (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.
- (transitive) To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
- (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.
- (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.
- (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.
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