Left vs. Let

Left vs. Let — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Left and Let

Leftadjective

Of, belonging to, located on, or being the side of the body to the north when the subject is facing east.

Letverb

To give permission or opportunity to; allow

I let them borrow the car. The inheritance let us finally buy a house. See Usage Note at leave1.

Leftadjective

Of, relating to, directed toward, or located on the left side.

Letverb

To cause to; make

Let the news be known.

Leftadjective

Located on the left side of a person facing downstream

the left bank of a river.

Letverb

Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal

Let's finish the job! Let x equal y.
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Leftadjective

often Left Of or belonging to the political or intellectual left.

Letverb

Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a warning or threat

Just let her try!.

Leftnoun

The direction or position on the left side.

Letverb

To permit to enter, proceed, or depart

let the dog in.

Leftnoun

The left side.

Letverb

To release from or as if from confinement

let the air out of the balloon.let out a yelp.
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Leftnoun

The left hand.

Letverb

To rent or lease

let rooms.

Leftnoun

A turn in the direction of the left hand or side.

Letverb

To award, especially after bids have been submitted

let the construction job to a new firm.

Leftnoun

The people and groups who advocate liberal, often radical measures to effect change in the established order, especially in politics, with the goal of achieving the equality, freedom, and well-being of the common citizens of a state. Also called left wing.

Letverb

To become rented or leased.

Leftnoun

The opinion of those advocating such measures.

Letverb

To be or become assigned, as to a contractor.

Leftnoun

(Sports) A blow delivered by a boxer's left hand.

Letverb

To hinder or obstruct.

Leftnoun

(Baseball) Left field.

Letnoun

Something that hinders; an obstacle

free to investigate without let or hindrance.

Leftadverb

Toward or on the left.

Letnoun

(Sports) An invalid stroke in tennis and other net games that requires a replay.

Leftverb

Past tense and past participle of leave1.

Letverb

(transitive) To allow to, not to prevent to}}.

After he knocked for hours, I decided to let him come in.

Leftadjective

The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north.

The left side.

Letverb

(transitive) To leave.

Let me alone!

Leftadjective

(politics) Pertaining to the political left.

Letverb

(transitive) To allow the release of (a fluid).

The physicians let about a pint of his blood, but to no avail.

Leftadverb

On the left side.

Letverb

(transitive) To allow possession of (a property etc.) in exchange for rent.

I decided to let the farmhouse to a couple while I was working abroad.

Leftadverb

Towards the left side.

Turn left at the corner.

Letverb

(transitive) To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or contract; often with out.

to let the building of a bridge;to let out the lathing and the plastering

Leftnoun

The left side or direction.

Letverb

(transitive) Used to introduce an imperative in the first or third person.

Let's put on a show!Let us have a moment of silence.Let me just give you the phone number.Let P be the point where AB and OX intersect.

Leftnoun

(politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group.

The political left is holding too much power.

Letverb

To cause + bare infinitive.

Can you let me know what time you'll be arriving?

Leftnoun

(boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist.

Letverb

(archaic) To hinder, prevent, impede, hamper, cumber; to obstruct (someone or something).

Leftverb

simple past tense and past participle of leave.

Letverb

(obsolete) To prevent someone from doing something; also to prevent something from happening.

Leftverb

permitted, allowed to proceed.

We were not left go to the beach after school except on a weekend.

Letverb

(obsolete) To tarry or delay.

Leftnoun

location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east;

she stood on the left

Letnoun

The allowing of possession of a property etc. in exchange for rent.

Leftnoun

those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare

Letnoun

An obstacle or hindrance.

Leftnoun

the hand that is on the left side of the body;

jab with your left

Letnoun

(tennis) The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.

Leftnoun

the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left

Letnoun

the most brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India;

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

Leftnoun

a turn to the left;

take a left at the corner

Letnoun

a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again

Leftadjective

being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north;

my left handleft center fieldthe left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream

Letverb

make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen;

This permits the water to rush inThis sealed door won't allow the water come into the basementThis will permit the rain to run off

Leftadjective

not used up;

leftover meatloafshe had a little money left over so she went to a moviesome odd dollars leftsaved the remaining sandwiches for supperunexpended provisions

Letverb

actively cause something to happen;

I let it be known that I was not interested

Leftadjective

intended for the left hand;

I rarely lose a left-hand glove

Letverb

consent to, give permission;

She permitted her son to visit her estranged husbandI won't let the police search her basementI cannot allow you to see your exam

Leftadjective

of or belonging to the political or intellectual right

Letverb

cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition;

He got his squad on the ballThis let me in for a big surpriseHe got a girl into trouble

Leftadverb

toward or on the left; also used figuratively;

he looked right and leftthe political party has moved left

Letverb

leave unchanged;

let it be

Letverb

grant use or occupation of under a term of contract;

I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners