Admitting
Admit Ad*mit", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Admitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Admitting}.] [OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre. See {Missile}.] 1. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take; as, they were into his house; to admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause. [1913 Webster]

2. To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse. [1913 Webster]

3. To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise; as, to admit an attorney to practice law; the prisoner was admitted to bail. [1913 Webster]

4. To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess; as, the argument or fact is admitted; he admitted his guilt. [1913 Webster]

5. To be capable of; to permit; as, the words do not admit such a construction. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or may be omitted. [1913 Webster]

Both Houses declared that they could admit of no treaty with the king. --Hume. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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