Ad·mit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Admitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Admitting.]
1. To suffer 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.
2. To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
Both Houses declared that they could admit of no treaty with the king. --Hume.
v 1: declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or
truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged
that she might have forgotten" [syn: acknowledge]
2: allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members
into our club" [syn: allow in, let in, intromit]
3: 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" [syn: let in, include] [ant: exclude]
4: 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" [syn: accept, take, take on]
5: afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution";
"This short story allows of several different
interpretations" [syn: allow]
6: give access or entrance to; "The French doors admit onto the
7: 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" [syn: accommodate,
8: serve as a means of entrance; "This ticket will admit one
adult to the show"
[also: admitting, admitted]