"hire" in the noun sense
a newly hired employee
"the new hires need special training"
the act of hiring something or someone
"he signed up for a week's car hire"
"hire" in the verb sense
1. hire, engage, employ
engage or hire for work
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"
"How many people has she employed?"
2. rent, hire, charter, lease
hold under a lease or rental agreement of goods and services
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?"
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