1. Verb.  (transitive) To allow to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take.
  2. Verb.  (transitive) To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise.
  3. Verb.  (transitive) To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess.
  4. Verb.  (transitive) To be capable of; to permit. In this sense, "of" may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.
  5. Verb.  (intransitive) to give warrant or allowance, to grant opportunity or permission (+ (term, of) ).
  6. Verb.  (transitive) To allow to enter a hospital or similar facility for treatment.

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