Definition of Let on
1. Verb. Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret. "They let on that there was a traffic accident "; "Unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
Specialized synonyms: Blackwash, Muckrake, Blow, Out, Come Out, Come Out Of The Closet, Out, Spring, Betray, Bewray, Confide, Leak, Babble, Babble Out, Blab, Blab Out, Let The Cat Out Of The Bag, Peach, Sing, Spill The Beans, Talk, Tattle, Reveal
Causes: Break, Get Around, Get Out
Related verbs: Break, Get Around, Get Out
Generic synonyms: Tell
Derivative terms: Disclosure, Discovery, Divulgement, Divulgence, Expose, Exposure, Giveaway, Revealing, Revelation
Definition of Let on
1. Verb. (idiomatic) to reveal, disclose, or divulge ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Let on
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"let on, G. ... let on'— do not speak of it or show that you are aware of it. Let slap at, G. to strike quickly at. Let wit, G. to pretend. ..."
2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1854)
"the sub-agent to have it let on. That during the four days after the leaving of the tenant, and the consequent shutting off of the water, and before the ..."
3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"An' dis yere Silas he let on he gwine to heb- ben along wid de rest of de folks. ... So den Ah think shore he got religion, lak he let on. ..."
4. The Grecian History: From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great by Oliver Goldsmith (1826)
"... unusually gay and cheerful, with a chap- let on his head, and in a rich habit, though it was then but the seventh day after the death of his daughter. ..."
5. Prideaux's Precedents in Conveyancing: With Dissertations on Its Law and by Frederick Prideaux, John Whitcombe (1889)
"The LAND demised is PART of a CONSIDERABLE ESTATE let on similar leases to OTHER PERSONS. ... let on ..."
6. Prideaux's Precedents in Conveyancing: With Dissertations on Its Law and by Frederick Prideaux, John Whitcombe (1899)
"The LAND demised in PART of a CONSIDERABLE ESTATE let on similar leases to OTHER PERSONS (17). ... let on ..."