(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. let in; induct, matriculate; concede, acknowledge; receive, allow, 'fess or own up (inf.). See disclosure, receiving, permission. Ant., deny, refuse, repel.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To grant entrance]
Syn. receive, give access to, allow entrance to; see receive 4 .
2. [To confess]
Syn. acknowledge, confess, own, indicate, disclose, divulge, reveal, avow, declare, proclaim, communicate, make known, confide, open up, unbosom oneself, bare, uncover, expose, bring to light, tell, relate, narrate, go into details, make a clean breast of, break down and confess, plead guilty, tell all*, own up*, fess up*, come clean*, level with*, make no bones about*, let slip*, talk*, sing*, cough up*, spill the beans*, spill*, let on*, let one's hair down*, let it all hang out*, come out into the open*, come out of the closet*.
Ant. hide*, cover up, obscure.
3. [To acknowledge]
Syn. concede, allow, acknowledge, grant, accept, agree, confess, realize, indicate, concur, avow, consent, accede, acquiesce, yield, tolerate, recognize, declare, profess, adopt, assent, accord, confirm, affirm, approve, subscribe to, go along with, coincide, assume, make way for, credit, give credence to, fall in with.
Ant. deny*, differ, disagree.
4. [To permit]
Syn. let, allow, grant; see allow 1 .
Syn.- admit is applied to assent that has been elicited by persuasion and implies a conceding of a fact or point of view [ I'll admit you're right ] ; acknowledge implies the reluctant disclosure of something one might have kept secret [ he acknowledged the child as his ] ; own denotes an informal acknowledgment of something in connection with oneself [ to own to a liking for turnips ] ; avow implies an open, emphatic declaration, often as an act of affirmation; confess is applied to a formal acknowledgment of a sin, crime, etc., but in a weakened sense is used in making simple declarations, esp. of something about oneself felt to be shameful, awkward, or damaging [ I confess I've never understood it ] See also Synonym Study at receive .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. let in accept, let pass, grant access, check, grant, okay, permit, *give the nod to.
2. confess acknowledge, concede, grant, *own up, *fess up, *come clean, reveal, disclose, divulge, confide, *sing, *spill the beans, *bare one's soul, testify.
ANT.: 1. block, bar, refuse. 2. withhold, keep secret, hide, deny
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To allow admittance, as to a group: accept, receive, take in. See ACCEPT. 2. To serve as a means of entrance for: intromit, let in. See ENTER. 3. To afford an opportunity for: allow, let, permit. See ALLOW. 4. To express recognition of: acknowledge, recognize. See AFFIRM, KNOWLEDGE. 5. To recognize, often reluctantly, the reality or truth of: acknowledge, avow, concede, confess, grant, own (up). Slang: fess up. Chiefly Regional: allow. See AFFIRM, KNOWLEDGE.

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