1. [ verb ] (work) terminate the employment of
Synonyms: fire can terminate send_away give_the_axe force_out sack give_the_sack dismiss

"The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

Related terms: hire remove retire squeeze_out furlough dismiss pension_off drive_out dismissal
2. [ verb ] give information or notice to
Synonyms: notify advise send_word apprize apprise

"I advised him that the rent was due"

Related terms: inform notice notification telling