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also: -tt-
American English: /ədˈmɪt/
British English: /ədˈmɪt/

Translation of admit in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (allow entry)
    dejar entrar
    eventually, we were admitted into the museum
    finalmente nos dejaron or nos permitieron entrar en el museo
    children are not admitted
    no se admiten niños [formal]
    admit one
    entrada individual
    Example sentences
    • When will bar management realise that they are not doing customers a favour by admitting them to their bar, without customers there would be no bar.
    • 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.
    • The placid grey door whisked open as he approached, admitting him to his dark cabin.
    1.2 she was admitted this morning
    la ingresaron or (in Southern Cone, Mexico also) la internaron esta mañana
    Example sentences
    • Parra and her colleagues began monitoring the breathing of stroke patients shortly after they were admitted to hospital following strokes and calculated an apnoea index for each one.
    • Hospital chiefs are so aware of MRSA they are beginning to test patients before they are admitted to hospital.
    • Three days after seeing his father, Mr Craven received a call that he had been admitted to Airedale Hospital with pneumonia.
    permitir or dejar entrar
  • 2 2.1 (confess)
    she's not happy, but she won't admit it
    no es feliz pero no quiere reconocerlo or admitirlo
    to admit something to somebody
    confesarle algo a alguien
    to admit that/-ingI must admit that I hadn't thought of that
    tengo que admitir or reconocer que no lo había pensado
    he admitted having lied
    reconoció or admitió que había mentido
    2.2 (acknowledge)
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps he is admitting his failures and incompetence as a teacher in front of a council of which he is the president.
    • Yet despite essentially admitting failure in completing their task, not one of these people resigned as an act of taking responsibility.
    • Meanwhile, the Advocate General admitted government's failure to comply with court orders.
    2.3admit of
    Example sentences
    • But today, the Secretary of the Defence Department admitted that wasn't true.
    • Even members of his own administration have admitted that is not true.
    • At the trial she admitted that was not true because something did happen.
    Example sentences
    • But now Mr Smith has discovered that the van driver will not face any charge, despite admitting responsibility.
    • ‘He's been badly advised,’ he remarked of the midfielder's decision, as if the real crime was in admitting the offence.
    • Judge Hans Bachl threw out the confession when the trial opened, although he admitted the crime during proceedings.

Phrasal verbs

admit of

verb + preposition + object
(permit) [formal]
it admits of one interpretation only
solo admite una interpretación
solo cabe una interpretación
Example sentences
  • Good and evil are to be defined as absolutes on religious authority, admitting of neither critical judgement nor reduction.
  • Perhaps this wouldn't be so bad should the revisability of logic and mathematics permit their ultimately admitting of a justification that didn't involve experience.
  • In an international environment consisting of sovereign states, admitting of no higher authority, order is sufficiently vulnerable.

admit to

verb + preposition + object
declararse culpable de
I must admit to a weakness for chocolates
debo admitir or reconocer que tengo debilidad por los bombones
to admit to -ingshe won't admit to loving him
no quiere admitir or reconocer que lo quiere

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