Synonyms of let in English:

let

verb

  • 1 let him sleep for now
    allow to, permit to, give permission to, give leave to, authorize to, sanction to, grant the right to, license to, empower to, enable to, entitle to
    archaic suffer to
    [Antonyms] prevent prohibit
  • 2 Wilcox opened the door to let her through
    allow to go, permit to pass; make way for
  • Phrases

    let someone down

    I'm afraid I've let the team downfailfail to supportdisappointdisillusionabandondesertleave strandedleave in the lurch

    let something down

    Maryann let down the hem on her mother's old prom dresslengthenmake longer

    let fly

  • 1.1 he let fly with a brick
    hurl, fling, throw, propel, pitch, lob, toss, launch; shoot, fire, blast
    informal chuck, sling, heave
  • 2.1 she let fly at Geoffrey
    lose one's temper with, lash out at, scold, chastise, chide, rant at, inveigh against, rail against; explode at, burst out at, let someone have it
    formal excoriate
  • let go

    don't let go of the steering wheelreleaserelease one's hold onloose/loosen one's hold onrelinquish archaicunhand

    let someone go

    they let half of the warehouse crew godismissdischargelay offgive notice to informalsackfireaxgive someone their marching orderssend packinggive someone the bootgive someone the (old) heave-hocanpink-slip

    let someone in

    they seemed reluctant to let me inallow to enterallow inadmitopen the door toreceivewelcomegreet

    let someone in on something

    we can't let you in on the details just yetinclude incount in onadmit in onallow to share inlet participate ininform abouttell about

    let someone off

  • 1.1 informal I'll let you off this time
    pardon, forgive, grant an amnesty to; deal leniently with, be merciful to, have mercy on; acquit, absolve, exonerate, clear, vindicate
    informal let someone off the hook
    formal exculpate
  • 2.1 he let me off work
    excuse from, exempt from, spare from
  • let on

    informal
  • 1.1 I never let on that I felt anxious
    reveal, make known, tell, disclose, mention, divulge, let slip, give away, make public; blab
  • 2.1 he let on that he'd won
    pretend, feign, affect, make out, make believe, simulate
  • let something out

  • 1.1 I let out a cry of triumph
    utter, emit, give, give vent to, produce, issue, express, voice, release
  • 2.1 she let out that he'd given her a lift home
    reveal, make known, tell, disclose, mention, divulge, let slip, give away, let it be known, blurt out
  • let someone out

    they let me out of the hospital on Mondayreleaseliberate(set) freelet godischargeset/turn looseallow to leave

    let up

    informal
  • 1.1 the rain has let up
    abate, lessen, decrease, diminish, subside, relent, slacken, die down/off, ease (off), tail off; ebb, wane, dwindle, fade; stop, cease, finish
  • 2.1 you never let up, do you?
    relax, ease up/off, slow down; pause, break (off), take a break, rest, stop
    informal take a breather, chill (out), chillax
  • 3.1 I promise I'll let up on him
    treat less severely, be more lenient with, be kinder to
    informal go easy on
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