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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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