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English noun: LET

1. LET (group) a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India


SamplesLashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus.


SynonymsArmy of the Pure, Army of the Righteous, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Lashkar-e-Toiba


Instance hypernymforeign terrorist organization, FTO, terrorist group, terrorist organization


Domain categoryact of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act


Domain regionIslamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan

2. let (act) a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again


Synonymsnet ball


Broader (hypernym)serve, service


English verb: let

1. let (social) make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen


SamplesThis permits the water to rush in.
This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement.
This will permit the rain to run off.


Synonymsallow, permit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE.
Something ----s INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)pass


Antonymsprevent, keep

2. let (communication) actively cause something to happen


SamplesI let it be known that I was not interested.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)cause, get, have, induce, make, stimulate

3. let (communication) consent to, give permission


SamplesShe permitted her son to visit her estranged husband.
I won't let the police search her basement.
I cannot allow you to see your exam.


Synonymsallow, countenance, permit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)accept, consent, go for


Narrower (hyponym)abide, admit, admit, allow, allow in, authorise, authorize, bear, brook, clear, decriminalise, decriminalize, digest, endure, favor, favour, furlough, give, include, intromit, legalise, legalize, legitimate, legitimatise, legitimatize, legitimise, legitimize, let in, let in, pass, permit, privilege, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate, tolerate, trust


Verb groupallow, grant


Antonymsdisallow, forbid, nix, prohibit, proscribe, interdict, veto

4. let (change) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition


SamplesHe got his squad on the ball.
This let me in for a big surprise.
He got a girl into trouble.


Synonymsget, have


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)get, make

5. let (change) leave unchanged


SamplesLet it be.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)leave, leave alone, leave behind

6. let (possession) grant use or occupation of under a term of contract


SamplesI am leasing my country estate to some foreigners.


Synonymslease, rent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)sublease, sublet









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