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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-mit]
    • /ædˈmɪt/
    • /ədˈmɪtɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-mit]
    • /ædˈmɪt/

Definitions of admitting word

  • verb with object admitting to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to: to admit a student to college. 1
  • verb with object admitting to give right or means of entrance to: This ticket admits two people. 1
  • verb with object admitting to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege: admitted to the bar. 1
  • verb with object admitting to permit; allow. 1
  • verb with object admitting to allow or concede as valid: to admit the force of an argument. 1
  • verb with object admitting to acknowledge; confess: He admitted his guilt. 1

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Origin of admitting

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

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Parts of speech for Admitting


admitting popularity

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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for admitting

noun admitting

  • credence — If something lends or gives credence to a theory or story, it makes it easier to believe.
  • acknowledgment — An acknowledgment is a statement or action which recognizes that something exists or is true.
  • receipt — a written acknowledgment of having received, or taken into one's possession, a specified amount of money, goods, etc.
  • recipience — the act of receiving; reception.

conjunction admitting

  • although — You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which contains a statement which contrasts with the statement in the main clause.
  • albeit — You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said.
  • in spite of — a malicious, usually petty, desire to harm, annoy, frustrate, or humiliate another person; bitter ill will; malice.
  • much as — great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake.

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