1. 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 admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause.
5. To be capable of; to permit; as, the words do not admit such a construction. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or may be omitted. "Both Houses declared that they could admit of no treaty with the king." (Hume)
Origin: OE. Amitten, L. Admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. Admettre, OF. Admettre, OF. Ametre. See Missile.
(01 Mar 1998)
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