One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Admit someone to a room, building, or area.‘I had to wake up my roommate to let me in’
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 toView synonyms
- ‘In Australia country towns are already dying, in part because they are unwilling to let in strangers.’
- ‘He was standing outside the Pemberley gate, waiting patiently for the guard to let him in.’
- ‘"Come on in," She chirped cheerily, stepping aside to let us in.’
- ‘The prime minister has warned other Arab nations to be wary of who they let in.’
- ‘Just what is the problem with letting in these boat people?’
- ‘When she let them in the men held her in the kitchen while they ransacked all the rooms in the house.’
- ‘Obviously, there's been some overt mention of Iraq and chemical weapons - letting U.N. inspectors in and so on.’
- ‘I was to let myself in the basement around back.’
- ‘So the driver rings the door bell and is let in.’
- ‘He'll shut up once you let him in.’
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