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
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prevent, prohibit

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

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allow to go, permit to pass
make way for

3‘they hired an agent to let their flat’

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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 something down

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


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    take up

    let go

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


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    hold tight

    let someone down

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


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    North American informal


    archaic


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    support, satisfy, do one's bit

    let fly

    1‘he let fly with a brick’


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    informal


    2‘she let fly at Geoffrey’


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    informal


    rare


    let someone in on something

    ‘he asked to be let in on the joke’


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    let someone in

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


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    refuse admission to

    let something off

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


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    let someone go

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


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    informal


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    retain

    let someone off

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


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    informal


    2‘he let me off work for the day’


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    let something out

    1‘I let out a cry of triumph’


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    suppress

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


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    keep quiet about

    let on

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


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    informal



    informal


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    conceal, keep quiet about

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


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    informal


    let someone out

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


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    imprison

    let up

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


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    informal




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    continue

    2‘you never let up, do you?’


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    informal




    informal


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


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    informal


    informal


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    treat harshly