If you pay admission, you're paying a fee in order to attend something, like an event or a movie. After you pay admission to the movie theater, you head straight to the popcorn stand.

The noun admission stems from the Latin word admissionem, meaning "a letting in." It often refers to a fee charged for entry, but it can also describe the process of being granted entry. The university's admission of the new student was welcome news — now he has access to the school's research facilities. An admission can also be a confession that something is true, such as your brother's surly admission that he was the one who popped your bike tire.

Definitions of admission
  1. noun
    the act of admitting someone to enter
    “the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic”
    synonyms: admittance
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    the act of admitting someone again
    matric, matriculation
    admission to a group (especially a college or university)
    type of:
    entering, entrance, entry, incoming, ingress
    the act of entering
  2. noun
    the right to enter
    synonyms: access, accession, admittance, entree
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    anything providing a means of access (or escape)
    open door
    freedom of access
    type of:
    an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
  3. noun
    the fee charged for admission
    synonyms: admission charge, admission fee, admission price, entrance fee, entrance money, price of admission
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    type of:
    a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
  4. noun
    an acknowledgment of the truth of something
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    an admission of misdeeds or faults
    self-accusation, self-condemnation
    an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
    type of:
    acknowledgement, acknowledgment
    a statement acknowledging something or someone
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