let’s - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    used for suggesting that you and one or more other people do something

    Let’s eat now.

    ‘Do you want to leave?’ ‘Yes, let’s!’

    let us formal:

    Let us be thankful for each other.

  2. 2

    let’s face it

    used for saying that someone must admit that a situation exists

    Let’s face it – he’s not cut out for this job.

  3. 3

    let’s hope

    used for saying that you hope something is true or will happen

    ‘I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about.’ ‘Let’s hope you’re right.’

    Let’s hope she never finds out the truth.

  4. 4

    let’s (just) say

    used for saying that you are not going to tell all the details about something

    Let’s just say it wasn’t her best performance.

  5. 5

    let’s say/suppose (that)

    used for suggesting that a possible situation needs to be considered

    Let’s suppose you lose. What will you do then?

See also main entry: let