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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 of hire employ, employment, engagement Words Related to hire appointment, assignment, conscription, enlistment, recruitment; incumbency, tenure; occupation, place, position, post, situation, work Near Antonyms of hire boot, discharge, dismissal, firing, removal, sack, severance; demotion, suspension; furlough, layoff, leave, liberty, retirement Antonyms of hire joblessness, nonemployment, unemployment

  2. 2 the money paid regularly to a person for labor or services used to mow lawns for hire Synonyms of hire emolument, wage, packet [British], pay, paycheck, pay envelope, payment, salary, stipendWords Related to hire 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 of hire charter, engage, lease, rent Words Related to hire 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 of hire assume, engage, fee [chiefly Scottish], employ, lay on [chiefly British], pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up or on), take onWords Related to hire reemploy, reengage, rehire; apprentice, contract, job, partner, subcontract; enlist; advance, promote, upgrade; keep (on); headhunt, scoutNear Antonyms of hire furlough, lay off, lock outAntonyms of hire ax (or axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack

Synonym Discussion of hire

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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