—v.t. 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. 8. to have capacity for: This passage admits two abreast.
—v.i. 1. to permit entrance; give access: This door admits to the garden. 2. to grant opportunity or permission (usually fol. by of): The contract admits of no other interpretation.