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admit (one) to

1. To permit one to enter. This ticket will admit you to the art exhibit. We were admitted to the club after we showed the security guard our identification.
2. To confess or acknowledge a personal wrongdoing. When used in this way, there is no noun or pronoun between "admit" and "to." "To" can be followed by either the misdeed or the recipient of the confession. Beth finally admitted to cheating on the test. Ryan would not admit to his parents that he had damaged their car.
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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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References in classic literature ?
In this point of view the Southern States might retort the complaint, by insisting that the principle laid down by the convention required that no regard should be had to the policy of particular States towards their own inhabitants; and consequently, that the slaves, as inhabitants, should have been admitted into the census according to their full number, in like manner with other inhabitants, who, by the policy of other States, are not admitted to all the rights of citizens.
There are just twenty-four names in the United Kingdom which have been admitted to the privileges of free correspondence.
Amongst many excellent constitutions this may show how well their government is framed, that although the people are admitted to a share in the administration, the form of it remains unaltered, without any popular insurrections, worth notice, on the one hand, or degenerating into a tyranny on the other.
One day after former Fleishman-Hillard Vice President Monique Moret testified under immunity that she attended a meeting with defendants John Stodder and Doug Dowie in which Stodder admitted to an overbilling scheme, Moret admitted under cross-examination to giving government investigators incorrect information at least six times.
Patient B was a 98-year-old woman admitted to ward X of North District Hospital (2).
But some will want to question his listing of an apology from Tony Blair for Britain's role in the Irish famine of the 1840s, because the Prime Minister only admitted to the Irish his sense of regret.
5% of graduating high school seniors are eligible to be admitted to a University of California (UC) campus.
Originally, attorneys and certified public accountants were admitted to practice before the Board of Tax Appeals, the U.
Individuals with dementia as a primary diagnosis who are admitted to a nursing home without the pre-admission screening are denied Medicaid coverage.
As sociologists Jerome Karabel and David Karen point out, if alumni children were admitted to Harvard at the same rate as other applicants, their numbers in the class of 1992 would have been reduced by about 200.
Technology is one of the greatest DWD culprits for Gen Y - 37 percent of this age group admitted to texting or IM-ing while driving, as compared to 17 percent of Gen X and 2 percent of Baby Boomers.
Geoff McKnight, the son of Gary McKnight, was admitted to UCLA as a walk-on, meaning his application was processed as a student-athlete and did not face the same stringent requirements as most UCLA students.
He is a member of the bars of the States of New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey.
2, 1997, two days after he was admitted to Glendale Adventist with emphysema, severe pulmonary and arterial disease and pneumonia.
He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.