Synonyms of let in English:

let


See definition of let

verb

1‘let him sleep for now’

SYNONYMS
allow, permit, give permission to, give leave to, authorize, sanction, grant, grant the right to, warrant, license, empower, enable, entitle
assent to, consent to, agree to, acquiesce in, accede to, approve of, tolerate, countenance, suffer, brook, admit of, give one's blessing to, give assent to
cause, make
informal give the green light to, give the go-ahead to, give the thumbs up to, give someone the nod, give something the nod, say the magic word, OK
ANTONYMS

prevent, prohibit

2‘Wilcox pushed open the door to let her through’

SYNONYMS
allow to go, permit to pass
make way for

3‘they hired an agent to let their flat’

SYNONYMS
rent out, let out, rent, lease, hire, hire out, loan, give on loan, sublet, sublease, farm out, contract, charge for the use of

Phrases

    let someone down

    ‘it's his players who have let the team down’


    SYNONYMS

    fail, fail to support, fall short of expectation

    disappoint, disillusion, disenchant

    abandon, desert, leave stranded, leave in the lurch, leave high and dry, betray, neglect, jilt

    stab in the back

    North American informal

    bail on

    archaic

    forsake

    ANTONYMS

    support, satisfy, do one's bit

    let something down

    ‘I put on a skirt which Sylvie had let down for me’


    SYNONYMS

    lengthen, make longer

    ANTONYMS

    take up

    let fly

    1‘he let fly with a brick’


    SYNONYMS

    hurl, fling, throw, propel, pitch, lob, toss, launch, cast, shy, project, catapult, bowl

    shoot, fire, blast, discharge

    informal

    chuck, sling, heave

    2‘she let fly at Geoffrey’


    SYNONYMS

    lose one's temper with, lash out at, scold, criticize, condemn, chastise, chide, rant at, inveigh against, rail against, abuse, revile

    explode, burst out, erupt with anger, let someone have it, give free rein to one's emotions, keep nothing back, give vent to one's emotions

    informal

    carpet, give someone a rocket, tear someone off a strip, tear into

    rare

    excoriate

    let go

    ‘apply the brakes before you let go of the pushchair’


    SYNONYMS

    release, release one's hold on, loose one's hold on, loosen one's hold on, relinquish, unhand, surrender, give up

    ANTONYMS

    hold tight

    let someone go

    ‘I was upset about letting him go, but he assured me he'd find another job’


    SYNONYMS

    make redundant, dismiss, discharge, lay off, give notice to, pay off, remove, release

    informal

    sack, give someone the sack, fire, give someone their cards, give someone their marching orders, send packing, give someone the boot, give someone the bullet, give someone the push, give someone the heave-ho, give someone the old heave-ho, boot out, axe

    ANTONYMS

    retain

    let something off

    ‘some members of the family let off fireworks in the background’


    SYNONYMS

    detonate, discharge, explode, set off, fire off

    let someone in

    ‘a young lady came to open the gate and let me in’


    SYNONYMS

    allow to enter, allow in, admit, take in, open the door to, grant entrance to, give access to, allow entry to, permit entry to, give right of entry to

    receive, welcome, greet, accept

    ANTONYMS

    refuse admission to

    let someone in on something

    ‘he asked to be let in on the joke’


    SYNONYMS

    include, count in, admit

    allow to share in, let participate in, take in, inform about, tell about, bring up to date about

    let on

    1‘I never let on that Uncle Joe made me feel anxious’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    reveal, make known, tell, disclose, mention, divulge, let out, let slip, give away, leak, proclaim, blurt out, expose, bring to light, uncover, make public

    blab

    informal

    let the cat out of the bag, give the game away, sing, squeal

    ANTONYMS

    conceal, keep quiet about

    2‘they all let on they didn't hear me’


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    informal

    pretend, feign, affect, make out, make believe, simulate, fake

    let someone off

    1‘I'll let you off this time, but don't try a trick like that again’


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    pardon, forgive, grant an amnesty to, amnesty

    release, discharge

    deal leniently with, be lenient on, be lenient to, be merciful to, show mercy to, have mercy on

    acquit, absolve, exonerate, clear, exculpate, vindicate

    let bygones be bygones, bear no malice, harbour no grudge, bury the hatchet

    informal

    let someone off the hook, go easy on

    2‘he let me off work for the day’


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    excuse from, relieve from, exempt from, spare from

    let someone out

    ‘they should never have let Carolyn out of hospital like that’


    SYNONYMS

    release, liberate, free, set free, let go, discharge

    let loose, set loose, turn loose, allow to leave, open the door for, grant exit to

    uncage, unfetter, unshackle

    ANTONYMS

    imprison

    let something out

    1‘I let out a cry of triumph’


    SYNONYMS

    utter, emit, give vent to, produce, give, issue, express, air, voice, verbalize, release, pour out, come out with

    ANTONYMS

    suppress

    2‘she let out that he'd given her a lift home’


    SYNONYMS

    reveal, make known, tell, disclose, mention, divulge, let slip, give away, let it be known, leak, blurt out, expose, bring to light, uncover, make public, blab

    ANTONYMS

    keep quiet about

    let up

    1‘the rain had let up, so we walked’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    abate, lessen, decrease, diminish, subside, moderate, decline, relent, slacken, die down, die off, ease, ease off, tail off, taper off, drop away, drop off, peter out

    ebb, wane, dwindle, fade, quieten, quieten down, calm, calm down, weaken

    stop, cease, finish, come to a stop, come to an end, terminate

    ANTONYMS

    continue

    2‘you never let up, do you?’


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    informal

    relax one's efforts, relax, ease off, ease up, do less, slow down

    pause, break, break off, take a break, take a breath

    adjourn, desist, rest, hold back, stop

    informal

    take a breather

    3‘I promised you I'd let up on him’


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    informal

    treat less severely, be more lenient with, be kinder to

    informal

    go easy on

    ANTONYMS

    treat harshly