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admit

v. 1) to state something is true in answering a complaint filed in a lawsuit the defendant will admit or deny each allegation in his or her answer filed with the court. If he or she agrees and states that he/she did what he/she is accused of, then the allegation need not be proved in trial. 2) in criminal law, to agree a fact is true or confess guilt. 3) to allow as evidence in a trial, as the judge says: "Exhiibit D, the letter, is admitted." (See: admission, evidence)

admit

(Concede), verb accede, accept, acknowledge, acquiesce, affirm, agree, assent, concedere, concur, confirm, declare, disclose, divulge, enlighten, expose, fateri, grant, recognize, relate, reveal, unmask, unveil
Associated concepts: admit fault, admit in a reply, admit in an answer, admit liability, admit to probate

admit

(Give access), verb adeundi copiam, admittere, allow entrance, create an opening, give right of entry to, induct, initiate, install, institute, invest, open a passage, open a path, open a road, open a route, open an entryway, open an inlet, recipere, throw open, vest, yield passage to
Associated concepts: admit to bail, admit to practice
See also: accede, acknowledge, adduce, adopt, approve, authorize, avow, bare, bear, betray, certify, concede, confess, declare, disclose, grant, induct, initiate, instate, profess, receive, recognize, reveal, submit, verify, vouchsafe, yield
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Not regret her leaving Highbury for the sake of marrying a man whom I could never admit as an acquaintance of my own
He even declined to admit the idea privately into his mind, until he had first tested his condition by an infallible criterion of his own.
It is evident from these considerations, that the plurality of the Executive tends to deprive the people of the two greatest securities they can have for the faithful exercise of any delegated power, first, the restraints of public opinion, which lose their efficacy, as well on account of the division of the censure attendant on bad measures among a number, as on account of the uncertainty on whom it ought to fall; and, second, the opportunity of discovering with facility and clearness the misconduct of the persons they trust, in order either to their removal from office or to their actual punishment in cases which admit of it.
After examining one by one the different theories, rejecting all other suggestions, it becomes necessary to admit the existence of a marine animal of enormous power.
Substance, again, does not appear to admit of variation of degree.
He admits that the democrats are right in insisting that equality is a necessary element in the state, though he thinks they do not admit the importance of other equally necessary elements.
It is strong circumstantial evidence, I will admit, but it is not positive proof.
Do you admit that Pavlicheff overwhelmed you with benefits, and perhaps saved your life?
Nicholas' Day and the prince's name day- all Moscow came to the prince's front door but he gave orders to admit no one and to invite to dinner only a small number, a list of whom he gave to Princess Mary.
So far, I suppose, you are willing to admit that you gentlemen down at Scotland Yard have not exactly distinguished yourselves.
Admit this; and the inference follows that she also gave the first dose in the early morning.
Nevertheless, this difficulty, though appearing to our imagination insuperably great, cannot be considered real if we admit the following propositions, namely,--that gradations in the perfection of any organ or instinct, which we may consider, either do now exist or could have existed, each good of its kind,--that all organs and instincts are, in ever so slight a degree, variable,--and, lastly, that there is a struggle for existence leading to the preservation of each profitable deviation of structure or instinct.