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English noun: hire

1. hire (person) a newly hired employee

SamplesThe new hires need special training.

Broader (hypernym)employee

2. hire (act) the act of hiring something or someone

SamplesHe signed up for a week's car hire.

Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity

English verb: hire

1. hire (social) engage or hire for work

SamplesThey hired two new secretaries in the department.
How many people has she employed?.

Synonymsemploy, engage

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)contract, engage, farm out, featherbed, fill, job, rat, ship, sign, sign on, sign up, subcontract

Antonymsgive notice, give the axe, give the sack, can, force out, sack, send away, displace, dismiss, fire, terminate

2. hire (social) hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

Synonymscharter, lease, rent

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)contract, undertake

3. hire (possession) engage for service under a term of contract

SamplesWe took an apartment on a quiet street.
Let's rent a car.
Shall we take a guide in Rome?.

Synonymscharter, engage, lease, rent, take

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

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