Emit vs. Admit

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  • Emit (verb)

    to send out or give off


  • Admit (verb)

    To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, into the mind, or into consideration; to receive; to take.

    “A ticket admits one into a playhouse.”

    “They were admitted into his house.”

    “to admit a serious thought into the mind”

    “to admit evidence in the trial of a cause”

  • Admit (verb)

    To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.

    “to admit an attorney to practice law”

    “the prisoner was admitted to bail”

  • Admit (verb)

    To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny

    “the argument or fact is admitted”

    “he admitted his guilt”

    “she admitted taking drugs / she admitted to taking drugs”

    “own up|confess”

  • Admit (verb)

    To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, “of” may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.

    “the words do not admit such a construction.”

  • Admit (verb)

    To give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ of).

    “circumstances do not admit of this”

    “the text does not admit of this interpretation”

  • Admit (verb)

    To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.

  • Emit (verb)

    produce and discharge (something, especially gas or radiation)

    “even the best cars emit carbon dioxide”

  • Emit (verb)

    make (a sound)

    “she emitted a sound like laughter”

  • Admit (verb)

    confess to be true or to be the case

    “‘I am feeling pretty tired,’ Jane admitted”

    “the Home Office finally admitted that several prisoners had been injured”

  • Admit (verb)

    confess to (a crime or fault, or one’s responsibility for it)

    “he was sentenced to prison after admitting 47 charges of burglary”

    “the paramilitaries admitted to the illegal possession of arms”

  • Admit (verb)

    acknowledge (a failure or fault)

    “after searching for an hour, she finally had to admit defeat”

  • Admit (verb)

    allow (someone) to enter a place

    “old-age pensioners are admitted free to the museum”

  • Admit (verb)

    receive (a patient) into a hospital for treatment

    “she was admitted to hospital suffering from a chest infection”

  • Admit (verb)

    allow (a person, country, etc.) to join an organization

    “Canada was admitted to the League of Nations”

  • Admit (verb)

    allow (someone) to share in a privilege

    “he was admitted to the freedom of the city in 1583”

  • Admit (verb)

    accept as valid

    “the courts can refuse to admit police evidence which has been illegally obtained”

  • Admit (verb)

    allow the possibility of

    “the need to inform him was too urgent to admit of further delay”

Oxford Dictionary

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