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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  admit 
  v  1:  declare  or  acknowledge  to  be  true;  "He  admitted  his  errors"; 
  "She  acknowledged  that  she  might  have  forgotten"  [syn:  {acknowledge}] 
  [ant:  {deny}] 
  2:  allow  to  enter  grant  entry  to  "We  cannot  admit  non-members 
  into  our  club"  [syn:  {allow  in},  {let  in}]  [ant:  {reject}] 
  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 
  yard" 
  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}, 
  {hold}] 
  8:  serve  as  a  means  of  entrance;  "This  ticket  will  admit  one 
  adult  to  the  show" 




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