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See also: admît
- (transitive) To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take.
- A ticket admits one into a playhouse.
- They were admitted into his house.
- to admit a serious thought into the mind
- to admit evidence in the trial of a cause
- (transitive) To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.
- to admit an attorney to practice law
- the prisoner was admitted to bail
- (transitive) To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess.
- the argument or fact is admitted
- he admitted his guilt
- she admitted taking drugs / she admitted to taking drugs
- 2011, Kitty Kelley, Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography (ISBN 1451674767):
- His sister, Patti, also admitted taking drugs, […]
- (transitive) To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, "of" may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.
- the words do not admit such a construction.
- Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing.
- (intransitive) To give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ of).
- circumstance do not admit of this
- the text does not admit of this interpretation
- (transitive) To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.
2011 December 16, Denis Campbell, “Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'”, Guardian:
- "This shocking report proves once again that we urgently need a radical shake-up of hospital care," said Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society. "Given that people with dementia occupy a quarter of hospital beds and that many leave in worse health than when they were admitted, it is unacceptable that training in dementia care is not the norm."
to allow to enter; to grant entrance
to allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege
to concede as true
to be capable of, to permit
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