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readmit

When you let someone back in after they've left, you readmit them. Most museums and movie theaters will readmit you later if you save your ticket.

If you leave an outdoor concert to grab a sweater from your car, they'll readmit you when you show the ink stamp on your hand. A hospital might readmit a patient who's been released only to have their symptoms get much worse. And colleges often readmit students who've taken a leave of absence. Readmit uses the "again" prefix re-, with admit, from the Latin root admittere, "to allow to enter."

Definitions of readmit
  1. verb
    admit anew
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    type of:
    admit, allow in, intromit, let in
    allow to enter; grant entry to
  2. verb
    admit again or anew
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    type of:
    admit, include, let in
    allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
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