1 accept, allow, allow to enter, give access, initiate, introduce, let in, receive, take in
2 acknowledge, affirm, avow, concede, confess, cough (slang) declare, disclose, divulge, 'fess up (U.S. slang) own, profess, reveal
3 agree, allow, grant, let, permit, recognize
2 & 3 deny, dismiss, forbid, negate, prohibit, reject
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admit ( admits 3rd person present) ( admitting present participle) ( admitted past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you admit that something bad, unpleasant, or embarrassing is true, you agree, often unwillingly, that it is true.
(=confess) (Antonym: deny)
I am willing to admit that I do make mistakes... V that
Up to two thirds of 14 to 16 year olds admit to buying drink illegally... V to -ing/n
I'd be ashamed to admit feeling jealous... V -ing
None of these people will admit responsibility for their actions... V n
`Actually, most of my tennis is at club level,' he admitted. V with quote
2 verb If someone is admittedto hospital, they are taken into hospital for treatment and kept there until they are well enough to go home.
She was admitted to hospital with a soaring temperature... be V-ed to n
He was admitted yesterday for treatment of blood clots in his lungs. be V-ed
3 verb If someone is admittedto an organization or group, they are allowed to join it.
He was admitted to the Academie Culinaire de France... be V-ed to n
The Parachute Regiment could be forced to admit women. V n
4 verb To admit someone to a place means to allow them to enter it.
Embassy security personnel refused to admit him or his wife... V n
Journalists are rarely admitted to the region. V n to n
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