English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'let'

(verb) 
Definition
to allow
They let him talk.
Synonyms
enable
The authorities have refused visas to enable them to enter the country.
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make
The crash made a noise like a building coming down.
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allow
Would you allow me to accompany you?
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grant
France has agreed to grant him political asylum.
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permit
This method of cooking permits the heat to penetrate evenly.
(verb) 
Definition
to allow
Mum didn't let us have sweets very often.
Synonyms
,
grant
The magistrates granted that the charity was justified in bringing the action.
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permit
I was permitted to bring my camera into the concert.
Our constitution does not permit the sending of troops.
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warrant
The allegations are serious enough to warrant an investigation.
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authorize
We are willing to authorize a police raid.
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give the go-ahead
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give permission
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suffer (archaic)
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give the green light
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give leave
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greenlight
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give the O.K. or okay (informal)
(verb) 
Definition
to allow someone to rent (property or accommodation)
The reasons for letting a house, or part of one, are varied.
Synonyms
lease
She went to Toronto, where she leased an apartment.
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hire
To hire a car you must produce a current driving licence.
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rent
She rented rooms to university students.
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rent out
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hire out
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sublease

idioms

See let fly

Phrasal verbs

See let on
See let up

Additional synonyms

in the sense of authorize
Definition
to give official permission for
We are willing to authorize a police raid.
Synonyms
agree to,
consent to,
give leave,
give the green light for,
give a blank cheque to,
give authority for
in the sense of grant
Definition
to consent to perform or fulfil
France has agreed to grant him political asylum.
Synonyms
hand out,
confer on,
bestow on,
vouchsafe (old-fashioned)
in the sense of grant
Definition
to admit that (something) is true
The magistrates granted that the charity was justified in bringing the action.
Synonyms

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