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admit someone (in)to (some place)

to allow someone to enter some place. They refused to admit us into the theater.
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admit something to someone

to confess something to someone. Harry admitted his error to his uncle.
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admit to something

to acknowledge or confess something; to acknowledge or confess to having done something. Max would not admit to anything.
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admit to

v.
1. To confess something to someone: I didn't want to admit my crimes to them. At first they lied, but later they admitted to the police that they had stolen the bicycle.
2. To confess something: He will never admit to feeling jealous. She admitted to her lies.
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When the president of the United States, the leader of the House of Representatives, various younger and photogenic members of Congress, numerous legislative and White House aides and assorted entertainment types admit to doing drugs, is it any wonder that drug use among teens would show a dramatic increase?
As found by Nationwide's survey, even those who perceive themselves as safe drivers admit to doing outlandish things behind the wheel, including changing clothes, balancing a checkbook and shaving.
Going ZZZ mph: Nearly three out of four of participants admit to driving while less than alert.
More than a third of those who admit to daydreaming, fixing their hair, talking on their cell phone, sending texts, checking their BlackBerry or reading, say they do it regardless of weather conditions.
Other popular items stolen from the supply closet: envelopes (32% of employees who admit to taking office supplies have grabbed envelopes), notepads (28%), paper (27.
While many employees admit to taking the occasional paper clip, notepad or stapler, only 3% say they have pilfered more extravagant items from the workplace.