admit ad‧mit [ədˈmɪt] verb admitted PTandPPX admitting PRESPARTX [transitive]
1. to allow someone to enter a place or become a member of a group, organization, school etc:
admit somebody/​something to something

• Both republics are now hoping to be admitted to the IMF.

2. admit liability to accept legal liability for something:

• The multinational has now admitted liability for its negligence.

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admit UK US /ədˈmɪt/ verb (-tt-)
[I or T] to say that you have done something dishonest or have not succeeded in doing something: »

""We need to do more to attract the younger end of the market,"" the Chairman admitted.


It can be difficult to admit mistakes in front of colleagues who may be competitors for the next promotion.

admit to sth »

Three suspects admitted to the fraud scheme during a series of interviews with federal agents.

admit (that) »

British Airways admitted last week that the credit market downturn was affecting business travel.

admit doing sth »

In court, she admitted receiving almost $1 million as ""consulting fees"".

admit guilt/failure/defeat »

The company received a discount on its fine because it admitted its guilt.

admit a charge/offence/allegation »

Several firms have been forced to admit charges of paying illegal bonuses to employees.

admit liability (for sth) — Cf. admit liability for sth
to officially give permission for a person, company, or country to join a large organization: admit sb to sth »

Over the next five years, several new countries will be admitted to the EU.

to officially give permission for someone to attend a meeting or other event: admit sb to sth »

Newspaper reporters will not be admitted to the hearing.

admit evidence — Cf. admit evidence

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • admit — ad·mit vb ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting vt 1: to concede as true or valid: make an admission of 2: to allow to be entered or offered admitted the document into evidence admit a will to probate vi: to make acknowledgment …   Law dictionary

  • admit — 1. Admit of is now only used in the meaning ‘to allow as possible, leave room for’ (always with an abstract object: The circumstances will not admit of delay / It seems to admit of so many interpretations), and even here the construction seems… …   Modern English usage

  • Admit — Ad*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Admitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Admitting}.] [OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre. See {Missile}.] 1. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admit to — ● bail * * * admit to [phrasal verb] admit to (something) : to admit (something) : to acknowledge the truth or existence of (something) He reluctantly admitted to knowing her. [=he admitted knowing her] He admitted to his guilt. = He admitted to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • admit — [v1] allow entry or use accept, be big on*, bless, buy, concede, enter, entertain, give access, give the nod*, give thumbs up*, grant, harbor, house, initiate, introduce, let, let in, lodge, okay, permit, receive, shelter, sign*, sign off on*,… …   New thesaurus

  • admit — ► VERB (admitted, admitting) 1) confess to be true or to be the case. 2) allow to enter. 3) receive into a hospital for treatment. 4) accept as valid. 5) (admit of) allow the possibility of …   English terms dictionary

  • admit — réadmit …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • admit — (v.) late 14c., let in, from L. admittere to allow to enter, let in, let come, give access, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + mittere let go, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Sense of to concede as valid or true is first recorded early 15c.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • admit of — Admit, permit, allow, bear, be capable of …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • admit — 1 *receive, accept, take Analogous words: allow, permit, suffer (see LET): *harbor, entertain, shelter, lodge, house Antonyms: eject, expel Contrasted words: *exclude, debar, shut out: bar, obstruct, block, *hinder …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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