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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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That's to say, I don't admit it's being either good or possible.
I can't see where philosophy comes in," said Sergey Ivanovitch, in a tone, Levin fancied, as though he did not admit his brother's right to talk about philosophy.
If, on the contrary, we DO know all living kinds, we must necessarily seek for the animal in question amongst those marine beings already classed; and, in that case, I should be disposed to admit the existence of a gigantic narwhal.
Except some cavils about the power of convening either house of the legislature, and that of receiving ambassadors, no objection has been made to this class of authorities; nor could they possibly admit of any.
We have now completed a survey of the structure and powers of the executive department, which, I have endeavored to show, combines, as far as republican principles will admit, all the requisites to energy.
It is strong circumstantial evidence, I will admit, but it is not positive proof.