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Definition of 'hire'


  1. a newly hired employee; "the new hires need special training"
  2. the act of hiring something or someone; "he signed up for a week's car hire"


  1. engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
       Synonyms: engage employ
       Antonyms: fire give notice can dismiss give the axe send away sack force out give the sack terminate
  2. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
       Synonyms: rent charter lease
  3. engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
       Synonyms: lease rent charter engage take

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