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admit

verb
 
 
/ədˈmɪt/ ( present participle admitting, past tense and past participle admitted)
SOMETHING BAD [I, T] B1 to agree that you did something bad, or that something bad is true: [+ doing sth] Both men admitted taking illegal drugs. [+ to + doing sth] She admitted to stealing the keys. I was wrong - I admit it. [+ (that)] He finally admitted that he couldn't cope.Admitting and confessing
ALLOW [T] to allow someone to enter somewhere, especially to take someone who is sick into hospital: UK to be admitted to hospital/ US to be admitted to the hospital It says on the ticket 'admits 2'.Allowing and permitting
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