Adjective "admitting" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Confess to be true or to be the case.
  1. with direct speech '‘I am feeling pretty tired,’ Jane admitted'
  2. 'The agency finally admitted that they weren't sure of what was going on.'
  3. 'She had blatantly accused me but I have to admit that it was true.'
  4. 'He fumbled, threw out an incorrect figure, and finally admitted that he really didn't know the correct numbers.'
  5. 'Months passed, and I finally admitted that my symptoms weren't going away and made an appointment with the infectious disease team.'
  6. 'As she wiped tears from her eye I finally admitted that it had been rather amusing.'
  7. 'Mackay admitted that this was probably true, and that the deadline for reviewing the books to be culled had been moved to Christmas.'
  8. 'I politely refused at first, but after their urgings I finally shamefacedly admitted that I could only eat food cooked with bottled water.'
  9. 'Anyway… they finally admitted that the ‘Pete is dead’ thing was a hoax.'
  10. 'Finally, she had admitted that she used swear words, although she had said in interview that she did not.'
  11. 'When contacted by the Daily News, she admitted that it was all very true.'
  12. no object 'the paramilitaries admitted to the illegal possession of arms'
  13. 'Now he faces prison again after admitting fresh offences, including a bungled attempt to steal two laptops from the Great Western Hospital.'
  14. 'Mr Brown would have been eligible for parole 10 years ago if he'd shown he had ‘come to terms with his offending’ by admitting the crime.'
  15. 'After examining the car, the dealer assured me there was no damage, and provided a letter admitting responsibility.'
  16. 'He was convicted of kidnap and murder in July after he admitted the crimes.'
  17. 'She admitted robbery and three charges of shoplifting and asked for five other offences to be taken into consideration.'
  18. 'He was put on probation for three years after admitting the crime.'
  19. 'Judge Hans Bachl threw out the confession when the trial opened, although he admitted the crime during proceedings.'
  20. 'He was sentenced to two years in prison last year after admitting the fraud, but was released within four months.'
  21. 'I can now report back to you, that the police have arrested a person for the theft and that they have admitted the crime.'
  22. 'The Council was fined #25,000 after admitting responsibility for the death of one of its employees.'
  23. 'So rather than admit defeat, I've changed goals.'
  24. 'Perhaps he is admitting his failures and incompetence as a teacher in front of a council of which he is the president.'
  25. 'I don't underestimate the challenges we face trying to increase pension coverage but I'm not prepared to admit failure yet.'
  26. 'Meanwhile, the Advocate General admitted government's failure to comply with court orders.'
  27. 'Are you embarrassed to swallow your pride and admit your oversight?'
  28. 'Those egomaniacs did the most difficult thing in their careers: They admitted failure.'
  29. 'Six weeks later several flustered psychiatrists had to admit failure.'
  30. 'The good-looking wonderkid who can't ever admit defeat.'
  31. 'I didn't want to move back home; I didn't want to admit defeat.'
  32. 'Rather than admit defeat, the college used the Internet to launch lecture notes and coursework assignments into cyberspace, and held whole lectures online.'
Allow (someone) to enter a place.
  1. 'I almost didn't come because I was afraid you would ask me to tell you what I know before admitting me to your cloister.'
  2. 'The placid grey door whisked open as he approached, admitting him to his dark cabin.'
  3. 'What a lucky day Emma thought to herself as Mrs. Watson held out the yellow slip admitting her to the in school detention room.'
  4. 'Patients were excluded if they were admitted to hospital for congestive heart failure in the preceding three years.'
  5. 'While the authors admit that, on average, heart-failure patients are slightly more likely to die if they are admitted to district general hospitals, there is also a wide variation between city teaching hospitals.'
  6. 'Many more people could be diabetic but are not aware until they have been admitted to hospital for treatment.'
  7. 'In November 1997, he was admitted to a hospital for treatment of a urinary tract infection.'
  8. 'In the United Kingdom there is considerable interest in the notion of booked admissions, whereby patients are told the date they will be admitted to hospital possibly months in advance.'
  9. 'She confirmed that police dogs had bitten him and that he had been admitted to hospital for treatment.'
  10. 'Three days after seeing his father, Mr Craven received a call that he had been admitted to Airedale Hospital with pneumonia.'
  11. 'When his parents broke up, he said he might kill himself, and he was admitted to hospital and began treatment.'
  12. 'If patients required observation or further testing they were admitted to hospital.'
  13. 'Hospital chiefs are so aware of MRSA they are beginning to test patients before they are admitted to hospital.'
  14. 'Canada was admitted to the League of Nations'
  15. 'The 120-year-old Hopwood Unionist Club allows them to become associate members, but they cannot become full members, which would admit them to the games room and grant them voting rights.'
  16. 'It is believed almost certain that China will be admitted to the membership of the World Trade Organization in the first half of this year.'
  17. '‘I believe that as this century unfolds and people look back on this day, they will conclude that in admitting China to the WTO we took a decisive step in strengthening the global economic trading system,’ he said.'
  18. 'The second episode looks at how, despite tensions, contacts happen across the continent through trade and personal exchange, and in the final programme Misha Glenny explores the prospect of admitting Turkey to the EU.'
  19. 'The dairy groups note that once China is admitted to the World Trade Organization, the country will cut tariffs on key dairy products by ‘as much as five-fold, making imported dairy products less expensive to Chinese consumers.’'
  20. 'The package deal also abolished the Allied High Commission in Germany, ended the occupation statute, and admitted Federal Germany to Nato.'
  21. 'This month Anthony de Jasay reflects upon the implications of admitting Turkey to the European Union.'
  22. 'In 1972 he had Ivory Coast vote against admitting China to the United Nations.'
  23. 'he was admitted to the freedom of the city in 1583'
Accept as valid.
  1. 'And some legal experts say whether this evidence is admitted could be one of the most important decisions made so far.'
  2. 'One is that the trial judge was wrong to admit a series of evidence including a taped police interview with him.'
  3. 'But in a letter sent towards the end of his trial, he admitted the evidence against him ‘appears bad’.'
  4. 'If, or when, the technique is widely accepted, a judge may have to decide whether to admit test results as evidence.'
  5. 'But Johnson dismissed this argument, and allowed his police statement to be admitted as evidence.'
  6. 'Instead, the judge can admit evidence such as statements made to the police by witnesses.'
  7. 'There is a difference between refusing to admit evidence and not reading it at all.'
  8. 'The first was unrecorded and the trial judge refused to allow it to be admitted into evidence.'
  9. 'But even if the Court gets to that issue, Otis thinks it will probably find that the physical evidence should have been admitted.'
Allow the possibility of.
  1. 'But mainstream Islam admits of succession of saints.'
  2. 'We have post-modernism, which admits of no values which are not relative.'
  3. 'In the ordinary course of events, to hold a wedding ceremony is a purely private matter that admits of no indiscreet remarks from other people.'
  4. 'But as I say, the situation doesn't admit of half measures.'
  5. 'Good and evil are to be defined as absolutes on religious authority, admitting of neither critical judgement nor reduction.'
  6. 'It distributed about 4,000 bread and coal tickets each winter, a number which could be usefully increased if the funds of the society admitted of such extension.'
  7. 'As formulated, the account would appear to admit of counterexamples.'
  8. 'It is not easy to translate these abstract generalities into terms that admit of a genuine comparison with our own democratic achievements…'
  9. 'Each of these questions admits of several answers, many of them equally ‘valid.’'
  10. 'Finally, as a little light relief, there are the questions that admit of only one possible time unit.'

More definitions

1. to allow to enter; grant or afford entrance to: to admit a student to college.

2. to give right or means of entrance to: This ticket admits two people.

3. to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege: admitted to the bar.

4. to permit; allow.

5. to allow or concede as valid: to admit the force of an argument.

6. to acknowledge; confess: He admitted his guilt.

7. to grant in argument; concede: The fact is admitted. |

More examples(as adjective)

"members can be admitting."

"reports can be admitting."

"media can be admitting."

"groups can be admitting."

"firms can be admitting."

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(admit)Late Middle English: from Latin admittere, from ad- ‘to’ + mittere ‘send’.