admit (one) to (something or some place)

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admit (one) to (something or some place)

To allow one to enter or become a member of some organization or place. This ticket will admit you to the art exhibit. We were admitted to the club after we showed the security guard our identification.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

admit to

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 American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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.
PATIENTS at A&Es in Greater Manchester are more likely to be admitted to hospital the closer they get to the waiting target time.
However, for patients who spent between three hours and 51 minutes and four hours in A&E, 53.1pc were admitted to hospital - 2.6 times the average rate, the biggest gap in the area.
Patient B was a 98-year-old woman admitted to ward X of North District Hospital (2).
Patient L had been admitted to ward Y of North District Hospital; subsequently SARS developed in 7 fellow inpatients (patients 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, D, and E) and 2 healthcare workers (patients 7 and A) (Figure).
A total of 31 patients (4.7%) were admitted to the hospital, 26 of whom (3.9%) had been scheduled only for outpatient surgery (table 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.
In fact, California state law mandates that only the top 12.5% of graduating high school seniors are eligible to be admitted to a University of California (UC) campus.
The total number of African American students admitted to the most selective UC campuses was small, even under pre-CCRI admissions policies.
Originally, attorneys and certified public accountants were admitted to practice before the Board of Tax Appeals, the U.S Tax Court's predecessor.
Although CPAs are not admitted to practice, they can prepare a Tax Court petition in order to preserve a client's rights to a redetermination, provided that the Tax Court (rather than the district court or Court of Federal Claims) is the appropriate forum.
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.