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admit

ad·mit

admit

 
pronunciation:
d mIt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: admits, admitted, admitting
definition 1: to let in; allow to enter.
This movie ticket admits one.The restaurant admitted us after a long wait.
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synonyms:
let in
antonyms:
bar, discharge, exclude, expel, reject
similar words:
accept, allow, embrace, include, install, receive, take
definition 2: to tell the truth; confess.
Did he admit that he broke the window?
synonyms:
confess, own up to
antonyms:
deny
similar words:
acknowledge, disclose, profess, reveal
Word Parts
The word admit contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.