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

2 senses of tenure

Sense 1
tenure, term of office, incumbency -- (the term during which some position is held)
       => term -- (a limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term")

Sense 2
tenure, land tenure -- (the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands)
       => legal right -- (a right based in law)

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

1 sense of tenure

Sense 1
tenure -- (give life-time employment to; "She was tenured after she published her book")
       => promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate -- (give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work")

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