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  • v. to reveal, disclose, or divulge

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret


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  • And I confess I was proud of the demonstration, although, like Jed, I let on that I did not like all such making-over.

    Chapter 13

  • He could imagine Beechum removing his moldy green hat to scratch his head while saying, "Y'didn't let on as how y'wanted a door."

    The Cat Who Moved A Mountain

  • It was the ploy I'd used on the slave-ship Balliol College in '48, when the Yankee Navy caught us off Cape San Antonio, and to save my skin I'd welcomed our captors with open arms and let on that I'd only been with the slavers to spy on them.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Two weeks before, at Mariam's prodding, Jalil had let on that an American film was playing at his cinema.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • I tried not to let on to Loque that I had just stepped onto a road leading toward panic.

    Raven Rise

  • Of course, I didn't let on that I knew anything about a quarrel, but I gradually steered the conversation around to you, and while I don't want to hurt your feelings, I am violating no confidence when I tell you that the mention of your name aroused about the same sort of enthusiasm that Bill Bryan's does in Wall Street ” only Helen is a lady and so she couldn't cuss.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • "It will never be better," Clara – also known as Stephanie, but I wasn't going to let on – said sadly.

    Undead and Unworthy


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