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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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Your life, my young friend, has not been of sufficient length to admit of your having passed through any very important events.
But it is by reason of the modification which takes place within the substance itself that a substance is said to be capable of admitting contrary qualities; for a substance admits within itself either disease or health, whiteness or blackness.
He had taken, without hesitation, without reflection even, the principal apartment which the hotelier had pointed out to him with a rapacious aim, very praiseworthy, some will say, very reprehensible will say others, if they admit that Cropole was a physiognomist and judged people at first sight.
Goodness answers to the theological virtue, charity, and admits no excess, but error.
My page who admits patients is a new boy and by no means quick.
Thus they pass on from room to room, raising the pictured Dedlocks for a few brief minutes as the young gardener admits the light, and reconsigning them to their graves as he shuts it out again.
It is a city, he admits in the Laws, for gods or the children of gods, not for men as they are.
The nurse admits that she was asleep from past two in the morning to six.
Man, though acting on external characters alone and often capriciously, can produce within a short period a great result by adding up mere individual differences in his domestic productions; and every one admits that there are at least individual differences in species under nature.
The firmness and constancy of a true friend is a circumstance so extremely delightful to persons in any kind of distress, that the distress itself, if it be only temporary, and admits of relief, is more than compensated by bringing this comfort with it.
On these occasions, in summer as in winter, a blazing fire was kindled for some days previously in the large grate, and the charcoal was lighted in the tripod-pan, to keep the Banqueting-Hall as warm as circumstances would admit.
But how admit that the construction of this submarine boat had escaped the public eye?