English verb: let on
|1.||let on (communication) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret|
|Samples||The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold.|
The actress won't reveal how old she is.
Bring out the truth.
He broke the news to her.
Unwrap the evidence in the murder case.
|Examples||They let on that there was a traffic accident|
|Synonyms||break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
|Narrower (hyponym)||babble, babble out, betray, bewray, blab, blab out, blackwash, blow, come out, come out of the closet, confide, leak, let the cat out of the bag, muckrake, out, out, peach, reveal, sing, spill the beans, spring, talk, tattle|
|Cause||break, get around, get out|
|Verb group||break, get around, get out|