present participle of lease
as in renting
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

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as in hiring
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

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“Leasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/leasing. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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