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English verb: admit

1. admit (communication) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of


SamplesHe admitted his errors.
She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.


Synonymsacknowledge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold


Narrower (hyponym)attorn, avouch, avow, concede, confess, confess, confess, fink, make no bones about, profess, squeal, sustain, write off


Antonymsdeny

2. admit (social) allow to enter; grant entry to


SamplesWe cannot admit non-members into our club building.
This pipe admits air.


Synonymsallow in, intromit, let in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit


Narrower (hyponym)readmit, repatriate


Verb groupadmit


Antonymsturn down, turn away, refuse, reject

3. admit (social) allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of


SamplesAdmit someone to the profession.
She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar.


Synonymsinclude, let in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)allow, countenance, let, permit


Narrower (hyponym)induct, initiate, involve, readmit


Verb groupaccept, admit, take, take on


Antonymskeep out, shut out, exclude, shut

4. admit (possession) admit into a group or community


SamplesAccept students for graduate study.
We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member.


ExamplesSam cannot admit Sue


Synonymsaccept, take, take on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accept, have, take


Narrower (hyponym)profess


Verb groupadmit, include, let in

5. admit (stative) afford possibility


SamplesThis problem admits of no solution.
This short story allows of several different interpretations.


Synonymsallow


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Verb groupallow, allow for, leave, provide

6. admit (stative) give access or entrance to


SamplesThe French doors admit onto the yard.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

7. admit (stative) have room for; hold without crowding


SamplesThis hotel can accommodate 250 guests.
The theater admits 300 people.
The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people.


Synonymsaccommodate, hold


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)house, seat, sleep


Verb groupcontain, hold, take

8. admit (stative) serve as a means of entrance


SamplesThis ticket will admit one adult to the show.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do, serve


Verb groupadmit, allow in, intromit, let in









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