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  Dictionary Definition of admit

admit
verb ( admitted, admitting )

-- verb (t)
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.
3. to permit; allow.
4. to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege: admitted to the bar.
5. to allow as valid: to admit the force of an argument.
6. to have capacity for the admission of at one time: this passage admits two abreast.
7. to acknowledge; confess: he admitted his guilt.
8. to grant in argument; concede: But you admit you know where he was. -- XAVIER HERBERT, 1938.
9. to give access; grant entrance: this key admits to the garden.
-- phrase
10. admit of, to leave room for: this situation admits of no other solution.
[L admittere ; replacing late ME amitte ( n ), from F amettre ]
-- admitter, noun