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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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