admit

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • verb to allow someone or something to enter

Commerce

  • verb to say that something is correct, to say that something really happened

Law

  • verb to allow someone to practise as a solicitor
  • verb to allow evidence to be used in court
  • verb to agree that an allegation is correct
  • verb to say that something is true or really happened

Medical

Origin & History of “admit”

this is one of a host of words, from mission to transmit, to come down to English from Latin mittere ‘send’. Its source, admittere, meant literally ‘send to’, hence ‘allow to enter’. In the 15th and 16th centuries the form amit was quite common, borrowed from French amettre, but learned influence saw to it that the more ‘correct’ Latin form prevailed.
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