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let

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let

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1 to give permission to

  • my parents would not let me drive until I had a job and could pay for my own gas
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2 chiefly British to give the possession and use of (something) in return for periodic payment

  • the pensioner has begun letting rooms in her home to earn some extra money
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3 to make able or possible

  • the low gravity on the moon lets you make enormous leaps and jumps
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4 to fail to prevent (some behavior on someone's part) especially from neglect or indifference

  • they let their kids get away with murder
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put up with

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hire, let, lease, rent, charter mean to engage or grant for use at a price. hire and let, strictly speaking, are complementary terms, hire implying the act of engaging or taking for use and let the granting of use.
    • we hired a car for the summer
    • decided to let the cottage to a young couple
lease strictly implies a letting under the terms of a contract but is often applied to hiring on a lease.
    • the diplomat leased an apartment for a year
rent stresses the payment of money for the full use of property and may imply either hiring or letting.
    • instead of buying a house, they decided to rent
    • will not rent to families with children
charter applies to the hiring or letting of a vehicle usually for exclusive use.
    • charter a bus to go to the game


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