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Definition 1: a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for let in the sense of this definition

(let is a kind of ...) (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

"his powerful serves won the game"

Definition 2: a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India - [noun denoting group]

Samples where let or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus

Synonyms for let in the sense of this definition

(let is an instance of ...) a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals

(let belongs to category ...) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

(let belongs to a domain located in ...) a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947

Definition 3: leave unchanged - [verb of change]

Samples where let or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let it be

(let is a kind of ...) leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking

"leave it as is" "leave the young fawn alone" "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"

Definition 4: cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition - [verb of change]

Samples where let or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for let in the sense of this definition

(let is a kind of ...) give certain properties to something

"get someone mad" "She made us look silly" "He made a fool of himself at the meeting" "Don't make this into a big deal" "This invention will make you a millionaire" "Make yourself clear"

Definition 5: actively cause something to happen - [verb of communication]

Samples where let or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I let it be known that I was not interested

(let is a kind of ...) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

"The ads induced me to buy a VCR" "My children finally got me to buy a computer" "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

Definition 6: consent to, give permission - [verb of communication]

Samples where let or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She 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

Synonyms for let in the sense of this definition

(let is a kind of ...) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

"I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"

(... is a kind of let ) put up with something or somebody unpleasant

"I cannot bear his constant criticism" "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks" "he learned to tolerate the heat" "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

(... is a kind of let ) allow without fear

(... is a kind of let ) make legal

"Marijuana should be legalized"

(... is a kind of let ) bestow a privilege upon

(... is a kind of let ) allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

"admit someone to the profession" "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"

(... is a kind of let ) allow to enter; grant entry to

"We cannot admit non-members into our club building" "This pipe admits air"

(... is a kind of let ) grant authorization or clearance for

"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

(... is a kind of let ) allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting

"We don't allow dogs here" "Children are not permitted beyond this point" "We cannot tolerate smoking in the hospital"

(... is a kind of let ) allow to have or take

"I give you two minutes to respond"

(... is a kind of let ) grant a leave to

"The prisoner was furloughed for the weekend to visit her children"

(let has a similar meaning as ...) let have

"grant permission" "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"

Definition 7: grant use or occupation of under a term of contract - [verb of possession]

Samples where let or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners

Synonyms for let in the sense of this definition

(let is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of let ) lease or rent all or part of (a leased or rented property) to another person

"We sublet our apartment over the summer"

Samples where let or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This 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

Synonyms for let in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of let ) allow to go without comment or censure

"the insult passed as if unnoticed"

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