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let

let

pronunciation:
let
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
let down, let off, let out, let up
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: let, lets, letting
definition 1: to allow; permit.
The man let the children pet his dog.Please don't let anyone find out about this.She asked if she could help them, but they wouldn't let her.
synonyms:
allow, permit
antonyms:
prevent
similar words:
approve, authorize, empower, enable, grant, sanction, suffer, warrant
definition 2: to allow to come or go in a particular direction.
We let the dog into the house.Don't let the cat out!
synonyms:
allow
similar words:
authorize, empower, enable, grant, sanction, warrant
definition 3: to make or cause.
They let it be known that the property was for sale.He goes off with his friends and lets me do all the work!
synonyms:
make
similar words:
allow, cause, enable, permit
definition 4: used in the imperative to express threat or warning, or to express a command or request.
Just let them try and stop us!Let me be, or I'll scream!Let the games begin!Let's sit here for a while and rest.Let's not worry till we have to.
definition 5: to rent or lease (another's property) for one's own use.
My brother owns the cottage, but we're letting it from him for the summer.
synonyms:
lease, rent
similar words:
charter, hire, sublease, sublet
definition 6: to rent or lease (one's property) to another in return for compensation.
The landlord is now letting the upstairs apartment.
synonyms:
lease, rent
definition 7: in mathematics, used to propose that something be accepted as true in order to set up a problem or demonstrate a principle.
Let X be equal to 5, and let Y be equal to 4.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be rented or leased.
The house lets for $2000 a month.
synonyms:
lease, rent
phrase: let down
phrase: let off
phrase: let out
phrase: let up