Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADMITS

This was a dreadful state of affairs indeed, and one which admits of no palliation.

"I'll carry his shoulders," she said, in the voice that admits no demur.

But Mr. Darwin's pronominal "we," in this connection, admits of qualification.

It admits of but one attribution, and that embracing an identical proposition.

"Ninian feels things more than he admits," Henry whispered to her.

And if he admits that they speak truly who deny him to speak truly, he must admit that he himself does not speak truly.

The Warden admits presents to prisoners from friends outside.

He admits his own weakness, and is sorry and ashamed, as soon as he comes to himself.

I can't imagine what you have done, that admits of no forgiveness.'

Hahnemann College admits them but has no woman professor or instructor.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.