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Definitions of admit word
- verb admit If you admit that something bad, unpleasant, or embarrassing is true, you agree, often unwillingly, that it is true. 3
- verb admit If someone is admitted to hospital, they are taken into hospital for treatment and kept there until they are well enough to go home. 3
- verb admit If someone is admitted to an organization or group, they are allowed to join it. 3
- verb admit To admit someone to a place means to allow them to enter it. 3
- verb admit to confess or acknowledge (a crime, mistake, etc) 3
- verb admit to concede (the truth or validity of something) 3
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Origin of admit
First appearance:before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; < Latin admittere, equivalent to ad- ad- + mittere to send, let go; replacing late Middle English amitte, with a- a-5 (instead of ad-) < Middle French amettre < Latin, as above
Parts of speech for Admit
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for admit
- grant — to bestow or confer, especially by a formal act: to grant a charter.
- receive — to take into one's possession (something offered or delivered): to receive many gifts.
- permit — to allow to do something: Permit me to explain.
- introduce — to present (a person) to another so as to make acquainted.
- sign — a token; indication.
Antonyms for admit
- deny — When you deny something, you state that it is not true.
- refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
- disallow — to refuse to allow; reject; veto: to disallow a claim for compensation.
- reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
- dispute — to engage in argument or debate.
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