freely, readily

He freely admitted that he had taken bribes.

frankly, honestly

Some admit privately that unemployment could continue to rise.

grudgingly, reluctantly

In the end he'd done a good job, Carol admitted grudgingly.

be forced to, have to, must

I must admit that the results were disappointing.

refuse to
be honest enough to, be prepared to, be the first to, be willing to, dare (to), have the courage to

He was honest enough to admit his mistake in the end.

She would be the first to admit that she is very difficult to work with.

She dared not admit her fear.

be ashamed to, be embarrassed to, be loath to, be reluctant to, be unwilling to, hate to, not care to

I hate to admit it, but I think he is right.

He had caused her more pain than she cared to admit.


He admitted to feeling a little tired.

I don't mind admitting

I was scared and I don't mind admitting it.

Admit is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑judge, ↑report
Admit is used with these nouns as the object: ↑adultery, ↑allegation, ↑applicant, ↑charge, ↑defeat, ↑error, ↑evidence, ↑existence, ↑failure, ↑fault, ↑feeling, ↑guilt, ↑ignorance, ↑involvement, ↑liability, ↑mistake, ↑murder, ↑patient, ↑possibility, ↑problem, ↑responsibility, ↑truth, ↑visitor, ↑weakness

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