- 1to allow or permit something to happen or someone to do something
- 2to rent out a property to someone
Using let: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "let" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I'll let you borrow my car for the weekend.
The teacher let the students leave early.
He let out a sigh of relief.
She let her hair down and danced all night.
They let the house to a young couple.
let Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with let
I don't have time to read a book, let alone write one.
He let go of the rope and fell into the water.
to allow someone to avoid punishment or responsibility for something they have done
The boss let him off the hook for being late to work.
Origins of let
from Old English 'lǣtan', meaning 'to allow, let go'
Summary: let in Brief
The verb 'let' [let] means to allow or permit something to happen or someone to do something. It can also mean to rent out a property to someone. Examples include 'I'll let you borrow my car for the weekend' and 'They let the house to a young couple.' Phrases include 'let alone,' emphasizing unlikelihood, and 'let go,' releasing one's grip on something or someone.