leave vs let :


  • n  the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • n  permission to do something
    she was granted leave to speak
  • n  the act of departing politely
    he took his leave
  • v  go away from a place
    At what time does your train leave?
    She didn't leave until midnight
    The ship leaves at midnight
  • v  go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
  • v  act or be so as to become in a specified state
  • v  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
  • v  move out of or depart from
    leave the room
  • v  make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
    This leaves no room for improvement
    leave lots of time for the trip
  • v  have as a result or residue
  • v  remove oneself from an association with or participation in
    She wants to leave
  • v  put into the care or protection of someone
    leave your child the nurse's care
  • v  leave or give by will after one's death
  • v  have left or have as a remainder
    19 minus 8 leaves 11
  • v  be survived by after one's death
  • v  transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave your name and address here
  • v  leave behind unintentionally

  • n  a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
  • n  a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
  • v  make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
  • v  actively cause something to happen
    I let it be known that I was not interested
  • v  consent to, give permission
    I won't let the police search her basement
  • v  cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
    This let me in for a big surprise
  • v  leave unchanged
    let it be
  • v  grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
News & Articles

  • Leave Fireworks to the Professionals this Fourth of July
    AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and the Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA) wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals. "Too many Fourth of July celebrations are ruined because a child has to be rushed to the emergency room after a fireworks accident," said David K. Coats, MD, TOA President and ...
    June 17, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! News
  • US To Leave Missiles, Jets Behind In Jordan After Military Exercise (Video)
    The U.S. troops currently in Jordan participating in the military exercise Eager Lion plan to leave the country Thursday when the training ends. But the Pentagon says they'll be leaving behind a detachment of F-16s and U.S. Patriot missiles at Jordan's request.
    June 17, 2013 - KPBS San Diego
  • Chinese dissident to leave New York University shortly
    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who left his home country last year and became a visiting scholar at New York University, will leave the school this summer, but will likely remain in the United States, university officials said on Thursday. Chen made international headlines last year when he escaped house arrest in China's Shandong province, after ...
    June 17, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Wk 5 - PM - Let's Be Crafty!
    In Let's Be Crafty! you will explore all the fun that can be had using a variety of materials to sculpt, paint, build and print imaginative works. Enjoy making art you can wear, play with, or simply admire, as you create wonderful summer keepsakes.
    June 29, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
  • Let’s Move program provides farmer’s market bouncy houses
    News-Times/Rachael Ruybalid - Delton Deal gets some help from Ruth Koch on getting inside one of the bouncy houses while York Mayor Chuck Harris keeps an eye on the action. The Let’s Move Program provided two bouncy houses on Thursday night at the York Farmer’s Market.
    June 29, 2013 - York News-Times
  • Let's skewer some fish
    Let's make fish kebobs. Kebobs - pieces of grilled or roasted meat on a spit or skewer - apparently originated in the Middle East, but now are popular all over the world.
    June 27, 2013 - Peninsula Clarion