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hire

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hire

  1. 1 the state of being provided with a paying job <he spent most of his career in the hire of high-paying defense contractors> Synonyms employ, employment, engagement Related Words appointment, assignment, conscription, enlistment, recruitment; incumbency, tenure; occupation, place, position, post, situation, work Near Antonyms boot, discharge, dismissal, firing, removal, sack, severance; demotion, suspension; furlough, layoff, leave, liberty, retirement Antonyms joblessness, nonemployment, unemployment

  2. 2 the money paid regularly to a person for labor or services <used to mow lawns for hire> Synonyms emolument, wage, packet [British], pay, paycheck, pay envelope, payment, salary, stipendRelated Words living wage, minimum wage, nominal wages, take-home pay; double time, overtime, time and a half; compensation, recompense, remittance, remuneration, requital, return; recoupment, redress, reparation, restitution; reimbursement, repayment; earnings, profit, takings, yield




hire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hire

  1. 1 to take or get the temporary use of (something) for a set sum <the Youngs hired a limousine for their daughter's wedding> Synonyms charter, engage, lease, rent Related Words sublease, sublet; check out; arrange (for), bespeak, book, contract (for), order, reserve, sign up (for)

  2. 2 to provide with a paying job <the farm hires teenagers to pick blueberries in the summer> Synonyms assume, engage, fee [chiefly Scottish], employ, lay on [chiefly British], pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up or on), take onRelated Words reemploy, reengage, rehire; apprentice, contract, job, partner, subcontract; enlist; advance, promote, upgrade; keep (on); headhunt, scoutNear Antonyms furlough, lay off, lock outAntonyms ax (or axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack




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