declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
He admitted his errors|She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
Synonym: acknowledge
allow to enter; grant entry to
We cannot admit non-members into our club building|This pipe admits air
allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
admit someone to the profession|She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar
Synonym: include, let in
admit into a group or community
accept students for graduate study|We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
Synonym: accept, take, take on
afford possibility
This problem admits of no solution|This short story allows of several different interpretations
Synonym: allow
give access or entrance to
The French doors admit onto the yard
have room for; hold without crowding
This hotel can accommodate 250 guests|The theater admits 300 people|The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people
Synonym: accommodate, hold
serve as a means of entrance
This ticket will admit one adult to the show
Antonym: deny, exclude, reject