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admit

ad·mit

admit

 
 
pronunciation:
d mIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), 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.Although the old man admitted to the crime, the police were not convinced that he could have done it.I admit to forgetting our anniversary sometimes, but I've never forgotten your birthday.
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
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