admit to
phr verb
Admit to is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑report
Admit to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑existence, ↑fault, ↑hospital, ↑mistake

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  • admit to — ● bail * * * admit to [phrasal verb] admit to (something) : to admit (something) : to acknowledge the truth or existence of (something) He reluctantly admitted to knowing her. [=he admitted knowing her] He admitted to his guilt. = He admitted to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • admit to —    is nearly always wrong, as in these examples:    ◘ The Rev. Jesse Jackson had just admitted to fathering a child with an adoring staffer (Baltimore Sun);    ◘ Pretoria admits to raid against Angola (Guardian headline);    ◘ Botha admits to… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • admit to citizenship — index enfranchise Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • admit — ad·mit vb ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting vt 1: to concede as true or valid: make an admission of 2: to allow to be entered or offered admitted the document into evidence admit a will to probate vi: to make acknowledgment …   Law dictionary

  • admit — ad‧mit [ədˈmɪt] verb admitted PTandPPX admitting PRESPARTX [transitive] 1. to allow someone to enter a place or become a member of a group, organization, school etc: admit somebody/​something to something • Both republics are now hoping to be… …   Financial and business terms

  • admit — 1. Admit of is now only used in the meaning ‘to allow as possible, leave room for’ (always with an abstract object: The circumstances will not admit of delay / It seems to admit of so many interpretations), and even here the construction seems… …   Modern English usage

  • admit —  to is nearly always wrong. You admit a misdeed; you do not admit to it …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • admit — ad|mit W1S2 [ədˈmıt] v past tense and past participle admitted present participle admitting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(accept truth)¦ 2¦(accept blame)¦ 3¦(allow to enter)¦ 4¦(allow to join)¦ 5¦(hospital)¦ 6 admit defeat 7 admit evidence …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • admit — ad|mit [ əd mıt ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to agree that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry, or surprised about it: Clarke admitted his disappointment at the court s decision, but said he would fight on. I… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • admit — verb admitted, admitting (T) 1 to accept and agree unwillingly that something is true or that someone else is right: I was really scared, Jenny admitted. | admit (that): You may not like her, but you have to admit that she s good at her job. | I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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