part of speech: verb

inflections: lets, letting, let

definition 1: to allow; permit.

  • He let the children pet his dog.

synonyms: allow, permit

antonyms: prevent

definition 2: to make or cause.

  • Let it be known that there will be a meeting tomorrow.

synonyms: make

definition 3: to rent or lease.

  • I’m letting an apartment downtown.

synonyms: lease, rent

definition 4: to allow to come or go.

  • He let the dog in the house.

synonyms: allow

phrase: let down

phrase: let off

phrase: let out

phrase: let up

phrase: let go