lease


lease

verb

Definition of LEASE

1
to give the possession and use of (something) in return for periodic payment <the landlord was willing to lease the apartment for less than we had expected>
Synonyms lease, let [chiefly British]
2
to take or get the temporary use of (something) for a set sum <I couldn't afford to buy a car outright, so I decided to lease one instead>
Synonyms charter, engage, lease, rent
Related Words sublease, sublet; check out; arrange (for), bespeak, book, contract (for), order, reserve, sign up (for)

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