1. [ verb ] (work) engage or hire for work
Synonyms: employ engage

"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
Similar spelling:   Hier