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English definition of “let”

let

verb [T] (RENT)    /let/ (present participle letting, past tense and past participle let) mainly UK (US usually rent)
to allow your house or land to be lived in or used by someone else in exchange for a regular payment : They are letting their house (out) for the summer . He's let his flat to a young couple . She has a room to let in her house .Mortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting propertyRenting propertyMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Grammar:Let, let’sGrammar:Let: permissionWe use let to talk about permission. Let is followed by an object and an infinitive without to:Grammar:Let’s, let: suggestions, offers, imperativesLet us is the first person plural imperative, which we only use in very formal situations. Let’s is the short form, which we often use to make suggestions which include ourselves:Grammar:Let meaning ‘rent’We use let with a direct object meaning ‘rent something to someone’:
(Definition of let verb (RENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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