HyperDic: let_on

English > 1 sense of the expression let on:
VERBcommunicationlet on, unwrap, disclose, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncovermake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
English > let on: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey let on that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsunwrap, disclose, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncover
Cause tobreak, get out, get aroundBe released or become known
Entailed bysell someone outGive information that compromises others
Narrowerbetray, bewrayreveal unintentionally
blackwashBring (information) out of concealment
blowCause to be revealed and jeopardized
come out of the closet, out, come outTo state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
confidereveal in private
leaktell anonymously
muckrakeexplore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
outreveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
revealdisclose directly or through prophets
spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab outdivulge confidential information or secrets
springproduce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly / unexpectedly
BroadertellLet something be known
Similar tobreak, get out, get aroundBe released or become known
Spanishdeclarar, descubrir, desvelar, divulgar, exponer, manifestar, revelar
Catalandeclarar, desvelar, divulgar, manifestar, revelar

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