Definition of let it be (or make something) known in US English:

let it be (or make something) known


  • Ensure that people are informed about something, especially via a third party.

    with clause ‘the commissioner let it be known that he was not seeking reappointment’
    • ‘Early last week, the board of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra let it be known that Alsop was to be the next music director.’
    • ‘An advanced directive is a legal document detailing your wishes in the event you are unable to make them known yourself.’
    • ‘Anyone with information about any violent attacks or murders should make it known to the Police immediately.’
    • ‘Objectors have two months to make their views known before the proposals go before the executive board in July for ratification.’
    • ‘Smith let it be known that he would resign as Labour leader unless he got the support of conference for his motion.’
    • ‘Once the manufacturer gets the results, it can choose whether to make the information known to the public.’
    • ‘It is essential that any persons with any medical and/or related dietary requirements make them known to us well before departure.’
    • ‘He let it be known that he would address the workers' concerns, and on that basis the union officials called off the strike.’
    • ‘Ireland has operated a voluntary reporting system since 1985, but there is no statutory requirement on doctors to make cases known to public health authorities.’
    • ‘He said growers were passionate about the issue, and would make their feelings known through the ballot box.’
    disclose, reveal, divulge, tell, impart, communicate, pass on, vouchsafe, unfold
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