Associations to the word «Admit»


ADMIT, verb. (transitive) To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take.
ADMIT, verb. (transitive) To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.
ADMIT, verb. (transitive) To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess.
ADMIT, verb. (transitive) To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, "of" may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.
ADMIT, verb. (intransitive) To give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ of).
ADMIT, verb. (transitive) To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.

Dictionary definition

ADMIT, verb. Declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten".
ADMIT, verb. Allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club building"; "This pipe admits air".
ADMIT, verb. 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".
ADMIT, verb. Admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member".
ADMIT, verb. Afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations".
ADMIT, verb. Give access or entrance to; "The French doors admit onto the yard".
ADMIT, verb. Have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people".
ADMIT, verb. Serve as a means of entrance; "This ticket will admit one adult to the show".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky