Admitted vs Admittee - What's the difference?

admitted | admittee |

As a verb admitted

is (admit).

As a noun admittee is

one who is admitted.




  • (admit)

  • admit



  • To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or 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
  • 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
  • To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess.
  • the argument or fact is admitted
    he admitted his guilt
    she admitted taking drugs'' / ''she admitted to taking drugs
  • * 2011 , Kitty Kelley, Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography (ISBN 1451674767):
  • His sister, Patti, also admitted taking drugs,
  • 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.
  • * Holder
  • Four bells admit twenty-four changes in ringing.
  • To give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ of).
  • circumstance do not admit of this
    the text does not admit of this interpretation
  • To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=December 16 , author=Denis Campbell , title=Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients' , work=Guardian citation , page= , passage="This shocking report proves once again that we urgently need a radical shake-up of hospital care," said Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society. "Given that people with dementia occupy a quarter of hospital beds and that many leave in worse health than when they were admitted , it is unacceptable that training in dementia care is not the norm."}}

    Usage notes

    In the senses 3. and 4. this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See


    * (to allow entry to) * (to recognise as true)

    Derived terms

    * admittable * admittance * admittedly * admitter * admitting




    (en noun)
  • One who is admitted.
  • * 2012 , Donald Alexander Downs, Cornell '69 (page 50)
  • In addition to being underfunded until outside grants came to the rescue, the committee was also understaffed and unprepared to deal with the academic and social problems that many of the new admittees would encounter.