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admit

ad·mit

admit

 
 
pronunciation:
d mIt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: admits, admitted, admitting
definition 1: to grant entry.
The university admits students from countries all over the world.
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synonyms:
induct, let in
antonyms:
bar, debar, discharge, eject, exclude, expel, reject
similar words:
accept, allow, embrace, include, install, receive, take
definition 2: to confess.
He admitted that he tried to cheat on the exam.She admitted that she had been in love with him since they met.The boys finally admitted breaking the window.
synonyms:
avow, confess, own up to
antonyms:
deny, disavow
similar words:
acknowledge, disclose, divulge, profess, reveal
definition 3: to accept or allow as valid; concede.
All right, I admit your point on this occasion.
synonyms:
allow, concede, grant
antonyms:
deny, disallow, gainsay
similar words:
accede, accept, acknowledge, agree, recognize, yield
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-.