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let

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of let

  1. something that makes movement or progress difficult a private resort that allows vacationers to experience without let the joys of nudism Synonyms of let balk, bar, block, chain, clog, cramp, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, fetter, handicap, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, encumbrance, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, shackles, stop, stumbling block, trammelWords Related to let catch, hitch, rub, snag; barrier, blockade, blockage, brick wall, stone wall; arrest, bit, brake, check, constraint, curb, hobble, rein, restraint; embargo, stoppage; delay, holdup, stall; burden, cumber, load; danger, hazard, peril, reef; adversity, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, hardshipNear Antonyms of let catalyst, goad, impetus, incentive, spur, stimulant, stimulus; advantage, break, edge; aid, assistance, benefit, boost, handmaiden (also handmaid), help


let

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of let

  1. 1 to give permission to my parents would not let me drive until I had a job and could pay for my own gas

  2. 2 my parents would not let me drive until I had a job and could pay for my own gas chiefly British  to give the possession and use of (something) in return for periodic payment the pensioner has begun letting rooms in her East End home to earn some extra money Synonyms of let lease, rent [chiefly British]Words Related to let charter, engage, hire; lodge; sublease, sublet; rack-rent

  3. 3 to make able or possible the low gravity on the moon lets you make enormous leaps and jumps Synonyms of let allow, empower, enable, permitWords Related to let fit, habilitate, prepare, qualify, ready; approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; condition, equipNear Antonyms of let inhibit, preclude; disallow, enjoin, forbid, prohibitAntonyms of let prevent

  4. 4 to fail to prevent (some behavior on someone's part) especially from neglect or indifference they let their kids get away with murder Synonyms of let allow, permit, suffer, tolerateWords Related to let brush (aside or off), condone, disregard, ignore, overlook, shrug off, wink (at); excuse, forgive, pardon; brook, cater (to), give in (to), humor, indulgeNear Antonyms of let forbid, prohibit; curb, deter, discourage, frustrate, hold back, impede, inhibit, interfere (with)Antonyms of let bar, block, constrain, prevent

Synonym Discussion of let

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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