|1.||[ verb ] (work) engage or hire for work|
"They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"
|Related terms:||fire sign fill subcontract retain ship featherbed indent rat employment boss|
|2.||[ verb ] hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services|
|Synonyms:||charter lease rent|
|Related terms:||contract rent tenant lease charter|
|3.||[ verb ] engage in a commercial transaction|
|Synonyms:||take rent engage charter lease|
"We took an apartment on a quiet street" "Let's rent a car" "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
|Related terms:||get lease rental charter lease|
|4.||[ noun ] (work) the act of giving someone a job|
|Synonyms:||employment engagement hiring|
|Related terms:||action booking call-back shape-up|