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ออกเสียง admit = ‘ad-MIT’
ออกเสียง allow = ‘uh-LOU’
SYNONYM STUDY FOR ALLOW
Allow, let, permit
imply grantingor conceding the right of someone to do something.
Allow and permit are often interchangeable,
but permit is the more positive.
Allow implies complete absence of an attempt, or even an intent,
Permit suggests formal or implied assent or authorization.
Let is the familiar, conversational term for both allow and permit.
Choosethe Right Synonym for admit
mean to disclose against one's will or inclination.
ACKNOWLEDGE implies the disclosing of something that has been or might be concealed.
acknowledged an earlier peccadillo
ADMIT implies reluctance to disclose, grant, or concede
and refers usually to factsrather than their implications.
admitted the project was over budget
OWN implies acknowledging something in close relation to oneself.
must own I know little about computers
AVOW implies boldly declaring, often in the face of hostility,
what one might be expected to be silent about.
avowed that he was a revolutionary
CONFESS may apply to an admission of
a weakness, failure, omission,or guilt.
confessed a weakness for sweets
Collins COBUILD English Usage
Allow – permit – let – enable
Allow – permit and let are all used to say
that someone is given permissionto do something,
or is not prevented from doing something.
Permit is a formal word.
1. 'allow' and 'permit'
Allow and permit are followed by an object
and a to-infinitive clause.
He allowed me to take the course.
They do not permit students to use calculators in exams.
You can say that people are not allowed to do something
or are not permitted to do something.
Visitors are not allowed to take photographs in the museum.
Children are not permitted to use the swimming pool.
You can also say that something is not allowed
orthat it is not permitted.
Running was not allowed in the school.
Picnics are not permitted in the park.
Let is followed by an object and an infinitive without to.
Let me go to the party on Saturday. I won't be late.
You don't usually use 'let' in the passive.
Don't say, for example, 'She was let go to the party'.
Don't confuseany of these words with enable.
To enable someone to do something
means to give them the opportunity to do it.
It does not mean to give them permissionto do it.
Contraception enables women to plan their families.
The new test should enable doctors to detect the disease early.
Dictionary of Problem Words in English
admit & allow
These words have a shared meaning:
“to acknowledge,” “to concede,” “to make a disclosure.”
One may admit a mistakeor allow that he has made one.
Admitalso suggests the influence of pressure.
In general usage, however,
admit andallow are interchangeable in this meaning.
The preposition to is unnecessary in such statements
as “I admit (to) the mistake” and “I admit (to) having made an error.”