let-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: allow or cause to happen

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 LET SCOMP

The double-paned windows won't let cold air from outside chill the room.
She lets her dogs do as they please on their daily walk.
Raising the interest rates will let the economy stave off inflation. (economy=metaphorical "actor")
Let the evacuees of New Orleans take the lead in determining reconstruction procedures.
The firm let it be known that they would fight a hostile takeover.
Gently, the assailant let the knife slip between the man's ribs.
I think marketing is the group that let the ball drop on that deal. (metaphoric)
Let him know that in leaving for another job that he will need to train his replacement.
Let him have it!

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Grant_permission
PropBank: let.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sense Number 2: rent or lease something

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] LET NP2[location]

We've decided to let our summer cottage this year as we need the money.
I found a number of nice apartments to let listed in the Sunday paper.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6