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admit defeat

To yield to the opposition or accept that one is wrong in some pursuit. Well, I ran a good campaign, but it is time I admitted defeat in this election.
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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 into something

to allow something to be introduced into something else. You cannot admit this document into the body of evidence!
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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 into

v.
To allow someone or something to enter or be a part of something: This school does not admit students into a degree program without a high school diploma. The judge admitted the documents into evidence. We were admitted into the theater even though we were very late.
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admit of

v.
To allow the possibility of something: This problem admits of two very different solutions.
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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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The Bank of Pontiac, without admitting to any allegations, consented to the issuance of the order in connection with its alleged violations of the Board's regulations implementing the National Flood Insurance Act.
The First Bank and Trust Company, without admitting to any allegations, consented to the issuance of the order in connection with its alleged violations of the Board's regulations implementing the National Flood Insurance Act.
Frontier Bank, without admitting to any allegations, consented to the issuance of the order in connection with its alleged violations of the Board's regulations implementing the National Flood Insurance Act.
Besides admitting his involvement with the device, the boy also acknowledged his guilt in an unrelated shoplifting incident earlier this year.
After admitting to the charges, the boy was removed from house arrest and released to the custody of his parents.
Physicians have argued in court that such behavior violates antitrust statutes, but the courts have found that physicians are sellers of services to patients (and hospitals) and not consumers, and antitrust statutes are meant to protect consumers, so they do not apply in most situations of loss of admitting privileges.
Rest homes, however, with more readily available beds and somewhat less negative experiences with the mentally ill, have been more willing to continue admitting the psychiatrically-impaired.
Elaine Ann Carmody, 23, of Westonbirt Close, St Mellons, Cardiff, was given a year-long conditional discharge after admitting stealing a handbag.
James Cartwright, 22, of Pen-y-Wain Road, Roath, Cardiff, was given a year-long conditional discharge after admitting possessing heroin.
Soraya Chisholm, 18, of Clevedon Road, Llanrumney, Cardiff, was given a conditional discharge for 12 months after admitting stealing a shoulder bag with contents to the value of pounds 72.
Charles McKenzie, 48, of Church Road, Ely, Cardiff, was fined pounds 100 and his licence endorsed with five penalty points after admitting driving without due care and attention.
the nation's only other state-supported, all-male military college, decided to accept the court's decision and will begin admitting women this fall.
If the board of visitors favors coeducation, ending a 157-year-old male-only tradition, ``I would think 1998 would be a preferable date for admitting women,'' said Bunting, who added that he, personally, believes coeducation is inevitable.
Admitting, apprentices, undergrads, grads: 5 women, 5 men.
Admitting post grad, certificate program, or for training.