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Admit appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Tim, Dan acts if I cap a sap, as a pacifist can admit.
  • Now to get a riot to mania, gal, Riga is a martyr, I admit: I’m Dairy Tram Asia Girl again; a motto I rate got won.
  • Erotic in a plane, vanilla virtuosi that I meet see what I’m dating is "oh wow!"… two who sign it admit, "Ah, we esteem it… ah, ’tis outrivallin’ a venal panic I tore!"
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Definition of the verb admit

What does admit mean as a doing word?

Admit is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: admitted, admitting

  1. declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, subject control with -ing]They confessed stealing the moneyVerbs of Communication: acknowledge, confess, proclaim, reveal
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction]He confessed how she did it | I asked how she did it | I explained how it can be done | John suggested how she could do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, noun phrase with past participle]He confessed himself flummoxed
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, possessive with -ing]They confessed their stealing
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]I promised that I would come | They confessed that they had stolen
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, to be]I admitted him to be a great smoker
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause]They confessed it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause] to [Recipient]I explained the matter to them | They confessed it to us
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient]They confessed to us
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, how-extraction]I explained to her how it can be done | They confessed to us how it happened
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to be [Predicate]He asserts himself to be the world's foremost authorityVerbs with Predicative Complements: affirm, assert, attest, aver, avouch, avow, claim, confirm, contend, discover, grant, guarantee, maintain, observe, reaffirm, show
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]The prisoner admitted that he may have been in the area
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]The prisoner admitted his guilt
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of admit: acknowledge
    • antonym of admit: deny
    • more generic words: adjudge / declare / hold = declare to be
    • more specific terms:
  2. allow to enter; grant entry to
    • examples: We cannot admit non-members into our club building | This pipe admits air
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]She admitted us
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Location, locative adverb]She admitted us here
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location, but not region]She allowed us near the house

      Admit Verbs (with the same syntax): allow, exclude, include, permit, welcome.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of admit: allow in / intromit / let in
    • antonym of admit: reject
    • more generic words: allow / countenance / let / permit = consent to, give permission
    • more specific words:
  3. allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
    • example: admit someone to the profession
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of admit: include / let in
    • antonym of admit: exclude
    • more generic words: allow / countenance / let / permit = consent to, give permission
    • more specific words:
      • initiate / induct = accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
      • readmit = admit again or anew
      • involve = engage as a participant
  4. admit into a group or community
    • examples: We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member | Sam cannot admit Sue
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of admit: accept / take / take on
    • more generic words: accept / have / take = receive willingly something given or offered
    • more specific word: profess = receive into a religious order or congregation
  5. afford possibility
    • example: This problem admits of no solution
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of admit: allow
  6. give access or entrance to
    • example: The French doors admit onto the yard
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
  7. have room for; hold without crowding
    • example: The theater admits 300 people
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of admit: accommodate / hold
    • more specific words:
      • sleep = be able to accommodate for sleeping
      • house = contain or cover
      • seat = be able to seat
  8. serve as a means of entrance
    • example: This ticket will admit one adult to the show
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: do / serve = spend time in prison or in a labor camp

Alternative definition of the verb admit


  1. [transitive] To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take.
  2. [transitive] To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.
  3. [transitive] To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess.
  4. [transitive] To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, "of" may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.
  5. [intransitive] to give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ [term, of, lang=en])


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Google previewLaw Dictionary: Sixth Edition

ADMIT to permit into evidence. A judicial determination to admit some evidence and to exclude other evidence is a function of the perceived usefulness such evidence will have on the outcome of the case.

Google previewThe General Biographical Dictionary (1813)

O with a letter from king James to the govemors, requiring them to choose and admit him the said Andrew Popham a pensioner thereof, “ without tendering any oath or oaths unto him, or requiring of him any subscription, recognition, 'or other ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Indeed, we are decidedly of opinion, that any mind would justly be deemed an anomaly which, after resisting assent to the proof, a posteriori, fairly and attentively weighed and understood, should be led by the proof, a priori, to admit the ...

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Usage statistics about admit

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb admit:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb admit and its most common antonyms:

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I think that over the years, whether they want to admit it or not, people have to admit that the women astronauts have performed just as well as the men astronauts. (Shannon Lucid)
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Scrabble value of A1D2M3I1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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