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Definition of hire:

  1. A bailment by which the use of a thing, or the services and labor of a person, are contracted for at a certain price or reward.
  2. See Here, pron.
  3. The price, reward, or compensation paid, or contracted to be paid, for the temporary use of a thing or a place, for personal service, or for labor; wages; rent; pay.
  4. To engage or purchase the service, labor, or interest of ( any one) for a specific purpose, by payment of wages; as, to hire a servant, an agent, or an advocate.
  5. To grant the temporary use of, for compensation; to engage to give the service of, for a price; to let; to lease; - now usually with out, and often reflexively; as, he has hired out his horse, or his time.
  6. To procure ( any chattel or estate) from another person, for temporary use, for a compensation or equivalent; to purchase the use or enjoyment of for a limited time; as, to hire a farm for a year; to hire money.

Synonyms:

let, conduct, call for, sign up, admit, lease, mesh, lock, carry, bring in, strike, work, draft, adopt, require, plight, pledge, fill, operate, let out, book, get hold of, commission, charter, approve, ask, pick, utilize, shoot, sign, consider, discharge, hire purchase, apply, pursue, wage, subscribe, pack, rented, make, use up, have, demand, need, consume, remove, exploit, deal, necessitate, confirm, make use of, claim, take in, absorb, take away, rent-free, take aim, hire out, contain, enlist, lead, study, take on, take, authorize, rent, installment plan, sign out, bespeak, bring, hold, direct, engross, submit, affiance, acquire, ingest, empower, aim, engage, prosecute, promise, sign on, train, take up, convey, guide, dismiss, obtain, secure, borrow, select, assume, contract, postulate, use, betroth, delegate, retain, film, exact, call, involve, choose, get, rental, contract for, recruit, employ, procure, occupy, appoint, learn, accept, look at, read, withdraw, subscribe to, utilise, pick out, drive.

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