admit: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ad-mit'), [key]
— v., -mit•ted, -mit•ting.
  1. to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to: to admit a student to college.
  2. to give right or means of entrance to: This ticket admits two people.
  3. to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege: admitted to the bar.
  4. to permit; allow.
  5. to allow or concede as valid: to admit the force of an argument.
  6. to acknowledge; confess: He admitted his guilt.
  7. to grant in argument; concede: The fact is admitted.
  8. to have capacity for: This passage admits two abreast.
  1. to permit entrance; give access: This door admits to the garden.
  2. to grant opportunity or permission (usually fol. by of&hasp;): The contract admits of no other interpretation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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