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charter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of charter

  1. 1 to take or get the temporary use of (something) for a set sum charter a boat Synonyms of charter hire, engage, lease, rentWords Related to charter sublease, sublet; check out; arrange (for), bespeak, book, contract (for), order, reserve, sign up (for)

  2. 2 British  to give official or legal power to a London firm seeking the services of a chartered accountant Synonyms of charter accredit, certify, authorize [British], commission, empower, enable, invest, license (also licence), qualify, vest, warrantWords Related to charter approve, clear, credential, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilegeNear Antonyms of charter ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, vetoAntonyms of charter disqualify

Synonym Discussion of charter

hire, let, lease, rent, charter mean to engage or grant for use at a price. hire and let, strictly speaking, are complementary terms, hire implying the act of engaging or taking for use and let the granting of use.
    • we hired a car for the summer
    • decided to let the cottage to a young couple
lease strictly implies a letting under the terms of a contract but is often applied to hiring on a lease.
    • the diplomat leased an apartment for a year
rent stresses the payment of money for the full use of property and may imply either hiring or letting.
    • instead of buying a house, they decided to rent
    • will not rent to families with children
charter applies to the hiring or letting of a vehicle usually for exclusive use.
    • charter a bus to go to the game


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