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lease

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lease

  1. 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 of lease rent, let [chiefly British]Words Related to lease charter, engage, hire; lodge; sublease, sublet; rack-rent

  2. 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 of lease charter, engage, hire, rentWords Related to lease sublease, sublet; check out; arrange (for), bespeak, book, contract (for), order, reserve, sign up (for)

Synonym Discussion of lease

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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