Definition of admitto
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LNS
admittō, admittere, admīsī, admissus
ad, mitto
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to send to
  2. to suffer to come or go to, to admit
  3. to allow one admittance or access, to grant an audience
  4. to put the male to the female
  5. to admit one to counsel or consultation
  6. to let go or run, to give loose reins to
Abbreviations
ad-mitto, mīsi, missum, 3, v. a. (admisse sync. for admisisse, Plaut. Mil. 4, 7, 4: admittier arch. for admitti, as Verg. A. 9, 231), orig. to send to; hence with the access. idea of leave, permission (cf.: aditus, accessus), to suffer to come or go to a place, to admit.

—Constr. with in and acc. (in and abl. is rare and doubtful), ad, or dat. (class.). Lit. In gen.: ad eam non admissa sum, Ter. Hec. 2, 1, 41; so Eun. 2, 2, 50: quam multis custodibus opus erit, si te semel ad meas capsas admisero, Cic. Div. in Caecil. 16: in cubiculum, id. Phil. 8, 10: lucem in thalamos, Ov. A. A. 3, 807: domum ad se filium, Nep. Tim. 1: plebem ad campestres exercitationes, Suet. Ner. 10: aliquem per fenestram, Petr. Sat. 79; cf. Ov. A. A. 3, 605: admissis intra moenia hostibus, Flor. 1, 1.

— Esp. Of those who admitted one on account of some business; and under the emperors, for the purpose of salutation, to allow one admittance or access, to grant an audience (the t. t. for this; v. admissio, admissionalis; opp. excludere, Cic. Cat. 1, 4, 10; Plin. Pan. 48; cf. Schwarz ad h. 1. 47, 3): nec quemquam admisit, admitted no one to his presence, Cic. Att. 13, 52: domus clari hominis, in quam admittenda hominum cujusque modi multitudo, id. Off. 1, 39: Casino salutatum veniebant; admissus est nemo, id. Phil. 2, 41, 105; Nep. Con. 3; id. Dat. 3; Suet. Aug. 79: spectatum admissi, Hor. A. P. 5: admittier orant, Verg. A. 9, 231: turpius eicitur quam non admittitur hospes, Ov. Tr. 5, 6, 13: vetuit ad eum quemquam admitti, Nep. Eum. 12; Curt. 4, 1, 25: promiscuis salutationibus admittebat et plebem, Suet. Aug. 52.

—Metaph.: ante fores stantem dubitas admittere Famam, Mart. 1, 25.

— Of a harlot: ne quemquam interea alium admittat prorsus quam me ad se virum, Plaut. As. 1, 3, 83; Prop. 3, 20, 7.

—Also of the breeding of animals, to put the male to the female (cf.: admissarius, admissura, admissus), Varr. R. R. 3, 9, 22; 3, 10, 3; Plin. 8, 43, 68 al.; cf. id. 10, 63, 83; Just. 1, 10; Col. 6, 37; 7, 2.

—Also used of the female of animals, Varr. R. R. 2, 7, and Non. 69, 85.

— Admittere aliquem ad consilium, to admit one to counsel or consultation: nec ad consilium casus admittitur, Cic. Marc. 2, 7: horum in numerum nemo admittebatur nisi qui, etc., Nep. Lys. 1 Halm.

—Hence: admittere aliquem ad honores, ad officium, to admit him to, to confer on, Nep. Eum. 1; Suet. Caes. 41; Prop. 2, 34, 16; Sen. Herc. Oet. 335.

— Of a horse, to let go or run, to give loose reins to (cf.: remittere, immittere, less emphatic than concitare; usu. in the part. perf.): admisso equo in mediam aciem irruere, Cic. Fin. 2, 19, 61: equites admissis equis ad suos refugerunt, Caes. B. C. 2, 34: Considius equo admisso ad eum accurrit, came at full speed, id. B. G. 1, 22: in Postumium equum infestus admisit, Liv. 2, 19; so Ov. H. 1, 36; id. M. 6, 237.

—Hence of the hair, to let it flow loosely: admissae jubae, Ov. Am. 2, 16, 50 al. Fig. Of words, entreaties, etc., to permit a thing to come, to give access or grant admittance, to receive: pacis mentionem admittere auribus, Liv. 34, 49; so 30, 3: nihil quod salutare esset, ad auris admittebant, id. 25, 21: quo facilius aures judicum, quae post dicturi erimus, admittant, Quint. 4, 3, 10.

—Hence also absol.: admittere precationem, to hear, to grant, Liv. 31, 5 Gron.; Sil. 4, 698: tunc admitte jocos, give admittance to jesting, i. e. allow it, Mart. 4, 8.

—So also: aliquid ad animum, Liv. 7, 9: cogitationem, Lact. 6, 13, 8.

— Of an act, event, etc., to let it be done, to allow, permit (“fieri pati,” Don. ad Ter. Eun. 4, 6, 23).

—With acc. of thing: sed tu quod cavere possis stultum admittere est, Ter. l. c.: quod semel admissum coerceri non potest, Cic. Fin. 1, 1, 4: non admittere litem, id. Clu. 116: aspicere ecquid jam mare admitteret, Plin. Ep. 6, 16, 17: non admittere illicita, Vulg. 2 Macc. 6, 20.

—With subj. clause: hosti non admissuro, quo minus aggrederetur, Tac. H. 2, 40.

—With acc. and inf.: non admisit quemquam se sequi, Vulg. Marc. 5, 37; so acc. of person alone: non admisit eum, ib. 5, 19.

—Hence, in the language of soothsayers, t. t. of birds which give a favorable omen, = addīco, to be propitious, to favor: inpetritum, inauguratum'st, quovis admittunt aves, Plaut. As. 2, 1, 11: ubi aves non admisissent, Liv. 1, 36, 6; id. 4, 18 al. (hence: ADMISSIVAE: aves, in Paul. ex Fest. p. 21. Mull.).

— Of an unlawful act, design, etc., to grant admittance to one's self; hence, become guiliy of, to perpetrate, to commit (it thus expresses rather the moral liability incurred freely; while committere designates the overt act, punishable by civil law, Herz. ad Caes. B. G. 3, 9; freq. and class.), often with a reflexive pron., in me, etc. (acc.): me hoc delictum admisisse in me, vehementer dolet, Ter. Ad. 4, 5, 48: ea in te admisisti quae, etc., Cic. Phil. 2, 19, 47: tu nihil admittes in te formidine poenae, Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 53: admittere in se culpam, Plaut. Trin. 1, 2, 61; Ter. Phorm. 2, 1, 40: scelera, quae in se admiserit, Lucil. 27, 5 Mull.: quid umquam Habitus in se admisit, ut, etc., Cic. Clu. 60, 167: quantum in se facinus, Caes. B. G. 3, 9.

—And without such reflexive pron.: cum multos multa admisse acceperim, Plaut. Mil. 4, 7, 4: quid ego tantum sceleris admisi miser? Ter. Heaut. 5, 2, 83; so, si Milo admisisset aliquid, quod, etc., Cic. Mil. 23 fin.: dedecus, Cic. Verr. 1, 17: commissum facinus et admissum dedecus confitebor, id. Fam. 3, 10, 7: tantum dedecus, Caes. B. G. 4, 25: si quod facinus, id. ib. 6, 12: flagitium, Cic. Clu. 128: fraudem, id. Rab. 126: maleficium, id. Sext. Rosc. 62: scelus, Nep. Ep. 6: facinus miserabile, Sall. J. 53, 7: pessimum facinus pejore exemplo, Liv. 3, 72, 2: tantum dedccoris, id. 4, 2; so 2, 37; 3, 59 al.
 
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