Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hire

2 senses of hire

Sense 1
hire -- (a newly hired employee; "the new hires need special training")
       => employee -- (a worker who is hired to perform a job)

Sense 2
hire -- (the act of hiring something or someone; "he signed up for a week's car hire")
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

Antonyms of verb hire

1 of 3 senses of hire

Sense 1
hire, engage, employ -- (engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")
       Antonym of fire (Sense 4)
      => displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hire

3 senses of hire

Sense 1
hire, engage, employ -- (engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")

Sense 2
rent, hire, charter, lease -- (hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services)
       => contract, undertake -- (enter into a contractual arrangement)

Sense 3
lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take -- (engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?")
       => get, acquire -- (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work")

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