Synonyms and Antonyms of lay on
1 to put a layer of on a surface <she lays the butter on so thickly that you hardly taste the bagel> Synonyms apply, lay, spreadRelated Words anoint, bedaub, besmear, dab, daub, plaster, slather, smear; blanket, carpet, coat, cover, layer, mantle, overlay, overlie, overspread, sheet, surfaceNear Antonyms bare, expose, peel, strip, uncover
2 chiefly British to provide with a paying job <lay on more staff for the busy tourist season in the Lake District> Synonyms assume, engage, fee [chiefly Scottish], hire, employ [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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