2012년 12월 2일 일요일

Dic: admittedly


■ used, especially at the beginning of a sentence, when you are accepting that something is true.

  • Admittedly, it is pretty expensive, but you don't need to use much. 
  • Admittedly, Venice wasn't a very big place, but there was little chance of meeting her again accidentally.
■ You use admittedly when you are saying something which weakens the importance or force of your statement.
  • It's only a theory, admittedly, but the pieces fit together...
■ used when you are admitting that something is true.
  • The technique is painful, admittedly, but it benefits the patient greatly.
  • This has led to financial losses, though admittedly on a fairly small scale.


  1. admit: to agree that something is true, especially unwillingly.
  2. admittedly: used when you are agreeing that something is true, especially unwillingly:
  • Admittedly, I could have tried harder but I still don't think all this criticism is fair.
■ used for saying that you admit something is true, especially when this makes your main idea weaker:
  • I'm sure it was her although, admittedly, she was wearing a different coat.
... OALD, COBUILD, LDOCE, CALD, MacMillan


■ willingly conceded: admittedly I am afraid.

■ as acknowledged; true, avowedly, confessedlytrue, she is the smartest in her class.

By general admission; confessedly: 

■ confessedly, by his own admission; without a doubt

.... Collins, WordNet, The American Heritage, Vicon 


■ 
  1. admittedly: de l'aveu général, 
  2. admittedly... : il faut reconnaître que...
■ 
  1. il est vrai que / j'avoue que + [indicatif]
  2. il faut reconnaître que … / il faut avouer que … / il faut en convenir, …
  3. j'avoue que … + [indicatif]
■ 
  • Admittedly, he's weak on economics, but he's an excellent manager.
    D'accord, l'économie n'est pas son point fort, mais il fait un excellent gestionnaire.
  • Our members, although admittedly few in number, are very keen.
    Nos membres, peu nombreux il faut le reconnaître, sont très enthousiastes. 


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