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

ANTONYMS

prevent, prohibit

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

SYNONYMS

allow to go, permit to pass

make way for

3‘they hired an agent to let their flat’

SYNONYMS

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 someone down

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

      SYNONYMS

      fail, fail to support, fall short of expectation

      disappoint, disillusion, disenchant

      abandon, desert, leave stranded, leave in the lurch, leave high and dry, betray, neglect, jilt

      stab in the back

      North American informal

      bail on

      archaic

      forsake

      ANTONYMS

      support, satisfy, do one's bit

    let something down

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

      SYNONYMS

      lengthen, make longer

      ANTONYMS

      take up

    let fly

      1‘he let fly with a brick’

      SYNONYMS

      hurl, fling, throw, propel, pitch, lob, toss, launch, cast, shy, project, catapult, bowl

      shoot, fire, blast, discharge

      informal

      chuck, sling, heave

      2‘she let fly at Geoffrey’

      SYNONYMS

      lose one's temper with, lash out at, scold, criticize, condemn, chastise, chide, rant at, inveigh against, rail against, abuse, revile

      explode, burst out, erupt with anger, let someone have it, give free rein to one's emotions, keep nothing back, give vent to one's emotions

      informal

      carpet, give someone a rocket, tear someone off a strip, tear into

      rare

      excoriate

    let go

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

      SYNONYMS

      release, release one's hold on, loose one's hold on, loosen one's hold on, relinquish, unhand, surrender, give up

      ANTONYMS

      hold tight

    let someone go

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

      SYNONYMS

      make redundant, dismiss, discharge, lay off, give notice to, pay off, remove, release

      informal

      sack, give someone the sack, fire, give someone their cards, give someone their marching orders, send packing, give someone the boot, give someone the bullet, give someone the push, give someone the heave-ho, give someone the old heave-ho, boot out, axe

      ANTONYMS

      retain

    let someone in

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

      SYNONYMS

      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 to

      receive, welcome, greet, accept

      ANTONYMS

      refuse admission to

    let someone in on something

      ‘he asked to be let in on the joke’

      SYNONYMS

      include, count in, admit

      allow to share in, let participate in, take in, inform about, tell about, bring up to date about

    let something off

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

      SYNONYMS

      detonate, discharge, explode, set off, fire off

    let someone off

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

      SYNONYMS

      pardon, forgive, grant an amnesty to, amnesty

      release, discharge

      deal leniently with, be lenient on, be lenient to, be merciful to, show mercy to, have mercy on

      acquit, absolve, exonerate, clear, exculpate, vindicate

      let bygones be bygones, bear no malice, harbour no grudge, bury the hatchet

      informal

      let someone off the hook, go easy on

      2‘he let me off work for the day’

      SYNONYMS

      excuse from, relieve from, exempt from, spare from

    let on

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

      SYNONYMS

      reveal, make known, tell, disclose, mention, divulge, let out, let slip, give away, leak, proclaim, blurt out, expose, bring to light, uncover, make public

      blab

      let the cat out of the bag, give the game away, sing, squeal

      ANTONYMS

      conceal, keep quiet about

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

      SYNONYMS

      pretend, feign, affect, make out, make believe, simulate, fake

    let something out

      1‘I let out a cry of triumph’

      SYNONYMS

      utter, emit, give vent to, produce, give, issue, express, air, voice, verbalize, release, pour out, come out with

      ANTONYMS

      suppress

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

      SYNONYMS

      reveal, make known, tell, disclose, mention, divulge, let slip, give away, let it be known, leak, blurt out, expose, bring to light, uncover, make public, blab

      ANTONYMS

      keep quiet about

    let someone out

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

      SYNONYMS

      release, liberate, free, set free, let go, discharge

      let loose, set loose, turn loose, allow to leave, open the door for, grant exit to

      uncage, unfetter, unshackle

      ANTONYMS

      imprison

    let up

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

      SYNONYMS

      abate, lessen, decrease, diminish, subside, moderate, decline, relent, slacken, die down, die off, ease, ease off, tail off, taper off, drop away, drop off, peter out

      ebb, wane, dwindle, fade, quieten, quieten down, calm, calm down, weaken

      stop, cease, finish, come to a stop, come to an end, terminate

      ANTONYMS

      continue

      2‘you never let up, do you?’

      SYNONYMS

      relax one's efforts, relax, ease off, ease up, do less, slow down

      pause, break, break off, take a break, take a breath

      adjourn, desist, rest, hold back, stop

      informal

      take a breather

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

      SYNONYMS

      treat less severely, be more lenient with, be kinder to

      informal

      go easy on

      ANTONYMS

      treat harshly