ACKNOWLEDGE, OWN, CONFESS, ADMIT Acknowledge, own, confess и admit 'признавать, признаваться' – синонимы. В переходном значении acknowledge употребляется в сочетании с прямым дополнением, выраженным существительным, герундием или придаточным дополнительным предложением, вводимым союзом that: to acknowledge one's ignorance, to acknowledge being ignorant, to acknowledge that one is ignorant и т. д. Confess и own могут сочетаться и с предложным дополнением и в этом случае часто взаимозаменяются: to confess (to own) to a weakness for wine, to confess (to own) to having neglected one's duty. Own может употребляться, помимо этого, в сочетании с возвратным местоимением: to own oneself defeated. Admit (и частично acknowledge и own) предполагает признание чего-л. вне субъекта: to admit (to acknowledge) another man's abilities, to own the force of an argument. Admit и acknowledge могут взаимозаменяться, сохраняя, однако, иногда различие в оттенках значения: admit может предполагать вынужденный характер признания, acknowledge – его публичность. Confess всегда имеет в виду признание своих собственных предосудительных или преступных действий: to confess a theft (a crime), to confess one's guilt, to confess that one has done wrong. 2. ADMIT, ADMIT OF Admit и admit of различны по значению. Admit of употребляется только в значении 'допускать, позволять': the problem admits of only one solution; his conduct admits of no excuse. В остальных значениях – 'впускать', 'признавать', 'вмещать' – admit сочетается с прямым дополнением: the ticket admits one person to the concert; I admit being in the wrong; the theatre admits two thousand persons.

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  • admit — ad‧mit [ədˈmɪt] verb admitted PTandPPX admitting PRESPARTX [transitive] 1. to allow someone to enter a place or become a member of a group, organization, school etc: admit somebody/​something to something • Both republics are now hoping to be… …   Financial and business terms

  • admit — ad·mit vb ad·mit·ted, ad·mit·ting vt 1: to concede as true or valid: make an admission of 2: to allow to be entered or offered admitted the document into evidence admit a will to probate vi: to make acknowledgment …   Law dictionary

  • admit — 1. Admit of is now only used in the meaning ‘to allow as possible, leave room for’ (always with an abstract object: The circumstances will not admit of delay / It seems to admit of so many interpretations), and even here the construction seems… …   Modern English usage

  • Admit — Ad*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Admitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Admitting}.] [OE. amitten, L. admittere, admissum; ad + mittere to send: cf. F. admettre, OF. admettre, OF. ametre. See {Missile}.] 1. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admit to — ● bail * * * admit to [phrasal verb] admit to (something) : to admit (something) : to acknowledge the truth or existence of (something) He reluctantly admitted to knowing her. [=he admitted knowing her] He admitted to his guilt. = He admitted to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • admit — [v1] allow entry or use accept, be big on*, bless, buy, concede, enter, entertain, give access, give the nod*, give thumbs up*, grant, harbor, house, initiate, introduce, let, let in, lodge, okay, permit, receive, shelter, sign*, sign off on*,… …   New thesaurus

  • admit — ► VERB (admitted, admitting) 1) confess to be true or to be the case. 2) allow to enter. 3) receive into a hospital for treatment. 4) accept as valid. 5) (admit of) allow the possibility of …   English terms dictionary

  • admit — réadmit …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • admit — (v.) late 14c., let in, from L. admittere to allow to enter, let in, let come, give access, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + mittere let go, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Sense of to concede as valid or true is first recorded early 15c.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • admit of — Admit, permit, allow, bear, be capable of …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • admit — 1 *receive, accept, take Analogous words: allow, permit, suffer (see LET): *harbor, entertain, shelter, lodge, house Antonyms: eject, expel Contrasted words: *exclude, debar, shut out: bar, obstruct, block, *hinder …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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