let on

verb

Definition of let on

1 : to make acknowledgment : admit
  • knows more than he lets on
2 : to reveal a secret
  • nobody let on about the surprise party
3 : pretend
  • let on to being a stranger

Examples of let on in a Sentence

  1. she's not half as innocent as she likes to let on

First Known Use of let on

1725

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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let on Synonyms

Phrases

make a pretense, make a show, make believe, put on an act, put up a front;



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