What is the meaning of let?



  • Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen.
    • usage: "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
  • Actively cause something to happen.
    • usage: "I let it be known that I was not interested"
  • Consent to, give permission.
    • usage: "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
  • Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.
    • usage: "He got his squad on the ball"; "This let me in for a big surprise"; "He got a girl into trouble"
  • Leave unchanged.
    • usage: "let it be"
  • Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract.
    • usage: "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
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APAWordNet. (2010). let. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/let/definitions/1191077
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "let" http://smartdefine.org/let/definitions/1191077 (accessed May 26, 2019).
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MLAWordNet. "let" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/let/definitions/1191077>
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