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ADMIT (admitted, admitting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does admit mean? 

ADMIT (verb)
  The verb ADMIT has 8 senses:

1. declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
2. allow to enter; grant entry to
3. allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
4. admit into a group or community
5. afford possibility
6. give access or entrance to
7. have room for; hold without crowding
8. serve as a means of entrance

  Familiarity information: ADMIT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADMIT (verb)


Sense 1admit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

acknowledge; admit

Context examples:

He admitted his errors / She acknowledged that she might have forgotten

Hypernyms (to "admit" is one way to...):

adjudge; declare; hold (declare to be)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "admit"):

attorn (acknowledge a new land owner as one's landlord)

write off (concede the loss or worthlessness of something or somebody)

make no bones about (acknowledge freely and openly)

sustain (admit as valid)

concede; confess; profess (admit, make a clean breast of)

confess (confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith)

confess; fink; shrive; squeal (confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure)

avouch; avow (admit openly and bluntly; make no bones about)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Antonym:

deny (declare untrue; contradict)


Sense 2admit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Allow to enter; grant entry to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

intromit; allow in; admit; let in

Context example:

We cannot admit non-members into our club

Hypernyms (to "admit" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "admit"):

repatriate (admit back into the country)

readmit (admit anew)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Antonym:

reject (refuse entrance or membership)


Sense 3admit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

let in; admit; include

Context examples:

admit someone to the profession / She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar

Hypernyms (to "admit" is one way to...):

allow; countenance; let; permit (consent to, give permission)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "admit"):

induct; initiate (accept young people into society, usually with some rite)

readmit (admit again or anew)

involve (engage as a participant)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Antonym:

exclude (prevent from entering; shut out)


Sense 4admit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Admit into a group or community

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

take on; admit; accept; take

Context examples:

accept students for graduate study / We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

Hypernyms (to "admit" is one way to...):

accept; have; take (receive willingly something given or offered)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "admit"):

profess (receive into a religious order or congregation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot admit Sue


Sense 5admit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Afford possibility

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

admit; allow

Context examples:

This problem admits of no solution / This short story allows of several different interpretations

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 6admit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give access or entrance to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The French doors admit onto the yard

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 7admit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have room for; hold without crowding

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

accommodate; admit; hold

Context examples:

This hotel can accommodate 250 guests / The theater admits 300 people / The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "admit"):

sleep (be able to accommodate for sleeping)

house (contain or cover)

seat (be able to seat)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 8admit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serve as a means of entrance

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

This ticket will admit one adult to the show

Hypernyms (to "admit" is one way to...):

do; serve (spend time in prison or in a labor camp)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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