laten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

late +‎ -en

Verb[edit]

laten ‎(third-person singular simple present latens, present participle latening, simple past and past participle latened)

  1. (intransitive) To grow later.
    • 1928, Siegfried Sassoon, The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, London: Faber and Faber, page 142 (Faber Paper 1972 edition):
      The afternoon was latening, but there was, I think, a quietly commemorative glow from the west.
    • 2011, Catherine Winchester, Northern Light
      Then he returned to Margaret's side and sat with her for the rest of the evening, insisting that she rest. As the hour latened he kissed her on the cheek and got up to leave.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch laten, from Old Dutch *lātan, from Proto-Germanic *lētaną.

Verb[edit]

laten

  1. (copulative) to leave, to cause to remain in the same position or state
    Ze lieten het zo.
    They left it like that.
  2. (auxiliary, with object) to leave, to allow to remain/continue to
    Laat dat daar maar liggen.
    Just leave it lying there.
  3. (auxiliary, with object) to let, to allow to
    Ze lieten hem gaan.
    They let him go.
  4. (auxiliary, with object) to cause to, to make; Creates a causative phrase.
    Hij liet zijn spullen op de grond vallen.
    He dropped his stuff on the ground.
  5. (transitive) to not do, to refrain from
    Laat dat!
    Don't do that!
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of laten (strong class 7)
infinitive laten
past singular liet
past participle gelaten
infinitive laten
gerund laten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular laat liet
2nd person sing. (jij) laat liet
2nd person sing. (u) laat liet
2nd person sing. (gij) laat liet
3rd person singular laat liet
plural laten lieten
subjunctive sing.1 late liete
subjunctive plur.1 laten lieten
imperative sing. laat
imperative plur.1 laat
participles latend gelaten
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

laten

  1. Plural form of laat ‎(serf)

Anagrams[edit]


Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon latan.

Verb[edit]

laten (past singular leet, past participle laten, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle: “laten) to allow; to permit; to let
  2. (auxiliary, with an infinitive, past participle: “laten) to have someone (do something); to have (something done); to make (something happen); to cause (something to be done)
    wat maken laten — “to have something done”
    een wat doon laten — “to have someone do something”
  3. (transitive, past participle: “laten) to let; to leave
  4. (transitive, past participle: “laten) to stop (something); to quit; to refrain from; to help doing (something)
  5. (intransitive, past participle: “laten) to cease; to desist

Conjugation[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

laten

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of latir.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of latir.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laten

  1. definite singular of lat