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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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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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The first known use of let was before the 12th century

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“Let.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/let%20one%27s%20hair%20down. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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