EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADMIT

Of this, there is an impression on my mind too strong to admit of doubt.

He was forced to admit that the girl still had power to trouble him.

But let it—if it must be Lovelace or Solmes, the choice cannot admit of debate.

Wretched Man, who is shameless enough to admit that he likes it.

His justification would then be too conclusive to admit of question.

I will go further, and admit that the brass plates may not all be frauds.

I do not admit it even at that, just as I do not admit that if the sky fell we should all catch larks.

Even the most jealous of that most jealous of professions, surgery, had to admit that he got results.

But when he speaks "truth" of Caesar he has to admit Caesar's goodness.

Every one must admit, I think, that what Tolstoi has said of the hypothesis of the play is justified.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "let in," from Latin admittere "to allow to enter, let in, let come, give access," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Sense of "to concede as valid or true" is first recorded early 15c. Related: Admitted; Admitting.

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