Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
mittereto send: cf. F.
To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take;
as, they were into his house; to
admita serious thought into the mind; to
admitevidence in the trial of a cause.
To give a right of entrance;
as, a ticket.
admitsone into a playhouse
To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise;
admitan attorney to practice law; the prisoner was
To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess;
as, the argument or fact is
To be capable of; to permit;
as, the words do not. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.
admitsuch a construction
Both Houses declared that they could
admitof no treaty with the king.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To suffer to enter; to grant entrance; whether into a place, or an office, or into the mind, or consideration; as to admit a student into college; to admit a serious thought into the mind.
2.To give right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a play house.
3.To allow; to receive as true; as, the argument or fact is admitted.
4.To permit, grant or allow, or to be capable of; as, the words do not admit of such a construction. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or omitted.