AskDefine | Define admitting

Dictionary Definition



1 declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten" [syn: acknowledge] [ant: deny]
2 allow to enter; grant entry to; "We cannot admit non-members into our club" [syn: allow in, let in, intromit] [ant: reject]
3 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" [syn: let in, include] [ant: exclude]
4 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" [syn: accept, take, take on]
5 afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations" [syn: allow]
6 give access or entrance to; "The French doors admit onto the yard"
7 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" [syn: accommodate, hold]
8 serve as a means of entrance; "This ticket will admit one adult to the show" [also: admitting, admitted]admitting See admit

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. present participle of admit

Extensive Definition

Admission may refer to several things:

In general usage

In law

In medicine

  • The process by which patients enter into inpatient care

In politics

  • The process of official inclusion in a state, the opposite of secession

In science and engineering

admitting in French: Admission
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