English - Vietnamese Dictionary
admit /əd'mit/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- nhận vào, cho vào; kết nạp (vào nơi nào, tổ chức nào...); cho hưởng (quyền lợi...)
- chứa được, nhận được, có đủ chỗ cho
- this hall can admit 200 persons: phòng này có thể chứa 200 người
- nhận, thừa nhận; thú nhận
- nội động từ
- (+ of) có chỗ cho, có
- this wood admits of no other meaning: từ này không có nghĩa nào khác
- nhận, thừa nhận
- this, I admit, was wrong: tôi thừa nhận điều đó là sai
+declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
+allow to enter; grant entry to
+allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
+admit into a group or community
+give access or entrance to
+have room for; hold without crowding
+serve as a means of entrance
Advanced English Dictionary
1 let in, allow to enter, take or allow in; accept, receive:
I opened the window to admit some air. The harbour is too small to admit even one more ship.
2 allow, permit, grant, brook, tolerate:
The governor will admit no delay in the execution of the sentence, and the prisoner will be hanged at dawn.
3 accept, concede, acquiesce, allow, grant, accept, recognize, take cognizance of:
Descartes' principle admitted nothing but what his own consciousness obliged him to admit.
4 confess, own, concede, divulge, reveal, acknowledge, declare:
She readily admitted to having incited the riot.
+ verb (-tt-)Collocation Dictionary
1 ~ (to sth / to doing sth)
~ (to sb) (that ...) to agree, often unwillingly, that sth is true
[V] She admits to being strict with her children. + Don't be afraid to admit to your mistakes. + It was a stupid thing to do, I admit. + [VN] He admitted all his mistakes. + She stubbornly refuses to admit the truth. + Why don't you just admit defeat (= recognize that you cannot do sth) and let someone else try? + Admit it! You were terrified! + [V (that)] They freely admit (that) they still have a lot to learn. + I couldn't admit to my parents that I was finding the course difficult. + You must admit that it all sounds very strange. + [VN that] It was generally admitted that the government had acted too quickly. + [V speech] 'I'm very nervous,' she admitted reluctantly. + [VN to inf] The appointment is now generally admitted to have been a mistake.
Help Note: This pattern is only used in the passive.
2 ~ (to sth / to doing sth) to say that you have done sth wrong or illegal
[V] She admitted to having stolen the car. + He refused to admit to the other charges. + [VN] She admitted theft. + He refused to admit his guilt. + [V -ing] She admitted having driven the car without insurance.
allow to enter / join
3 [VN] ~ sb/sth (to / into sth) to allow sb/sth to enter a place: Each ticket admits one adult and one child. + The narrow windows admit little light into the room. + You will not be admitted to the theatre after the performance has started.
4 [VN] ~ sb (to / into sth) to allow sb to become a member of a club, a school, or an organization: The society admits all US citizens over 21. + Women were only admitted into the club last year.
5 [VN] [often passive] ~ sb to / into a hospital, an institution, etc. to take sb to a hospital, or other institution where they can receive special care: Two crash victims were admitted to the local hospital.
Phrasal Verbs: admit of sth (formal) to show that sth is possible or probable as a solution, an explanation, etc.
He freely admitted that he had taken bribes.
| frankly, honestly | openly | privately
Some ministers admit privately that unemployment could continue to rise.
| grudgingly, reluctantly
In the end he'd done a good job, Caroline admitted grudgingly.
VERB + ADMIT
be forced to, have to, must
I must admit that the results were disappointing.
| refuse to | be honest enough to, be prepared to, be the first to, be willing to, dare (to), have the courage to
He was honest enough to admit his mistake. She would be the first to admit that she is very difficult to work with. She dared not admit her fear.
| be ashamed to, be embarrassed to, be loath to, be reluctant to, be unwilling to, hate to, not care to
I hate to admit it, but I think he is right. He had caused her more pain than she cared to admit.
He admitted to feeling a bit tired.
I don't mind admitting
I was scared and I don't mind admitting it.
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