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To draw into; involve:
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  1. To draw into; involve:
  2. To require the use of; occupy:
  3. To arrange for the use of; reserve:
(Intransitive) To agree to purchase some good or service.
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  1. (Intransitive) To agree to purchase some good or service.
  2. To add a name to the list of people who are participating in something.
To select from a group for placement on a sports team.
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  1. To select from a group for placement on a sports team.
  2. To create by thinking and writing; compose:
  3. To choose or take for some special purpose, as compulsory military service, by drawing from a group
To be in force or in effect; prevail
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  1. To be in force or in effect; prevail
  2. To succeed in gaining possession of as the result of planning or endeavor; acquire.
  3. To get possession of, esp. by some effort; procure
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To engage (persons or a person) for service in the armed forces.
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  1. To engage (persons or a person) for service in the armed forces.
  2. To join or support a cause or movement
  3. To win the support of; get the help or services of
To cause to begin working.
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  1. To cause to begin working.
To earn money for a company or for the family.
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  1. To earn money for a company or for the family.
  2. To move something indoors.
  3. To introduce a person or group of people to an organisation.
To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
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  1. To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
  2. To take up or fill up (space, time, etc.)
  3. To dwell or reside in (an apartment, for example).
To put or bring into action or service; employ for or apply to a given purpose
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  1. To put or bring into action or service; employ for or apply to a given purpose
  2. To take or consume for a purpose:
  3. To avail oneself of; practice:
To set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree
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  1. To set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree
  2. (Law) To decide the disposition of (property) by special authority
  3. (Law) To direct the disposition of (property) to a person or persons in exercise of a power granted for this purpose by a preceding deed.
The act of granting another the power to act on one’s behalf.
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  1. The act of granting another the power to act on one’s behalf.
  2. One who acts on behalf of one or more others in an official capacity.
  3. To entrust (authority, power, etc.) to a person acting as one's agent or representative
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  1. To give (someone) permission; to sanction or consent.
  2. To give power or authority to; empower; commission
  3. To grant (someone) power or authority (to do something specific).
To keep in a particular place or condition:
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  1. To keep in a particular place or condition:
  2. To require (a student) to repeat a class or grade because of insufficient educational progress to advance.
  3. To continue to practice, use, etc.
To authorize or engage (someone to do something):
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  1. To authorize or engage (someone to do something):
  2. To give power or authority to; authorize
  3. To give an order for (a thing to be made or done)
To afford a basis for expecting:
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  1. To afford a basis for expecting:
  2. To afford a basis for expectation:
  3. (Archaic) To pledge to give in marriage
To give ability to; enable; permit
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  1. To give ability to; enable; permit
  2. To give permission, power, or the legal right to do something.
  3. To give someone more confidence and/or strength to do something, often by enabling them to increase their control over their own life or situation.
(--- Sports) To record the flagrant fouls of (a player) for possible disciplinary action, as in soccer.
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  1. (--- Sports) To record the flagrant fouls of (a player) for possible disciplinary action, as in soccer.
  2. A ledger or register recording particular transactions or events such as financial transactions and police arrests. A ledger or register recording particular transactions or events such as financial transactions and police arrests. To enter or record the details of a transaction or event into such a book. The process at a police station of completing an arrest, including fingerprinting and photographing the defendant.
  3. To arrange for or purchase (tickets or lodgings, for example) in advance; reserve.
To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
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  1. To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
To make a selection; choose
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  1. To make a selection; choose
  2. To take as a choice from among several; pick out.
  3. To choose or pick out from among others, as for excellence, desirability, etc.
To break up, separate, or detach by means of a sharp pointed instrument.
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  1. To break up, separate, or detach by means of a sharp pointed instrument.
  2. To select or choose, esp. in a careful or fussy manner
  3. To use a pick
To accept tentative membership in (a fraternity, etc.)
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  1. To accept tentative membership in (a fraternity, etc.)
  2. To offer or guarantee by a solemn binding promise:
  3. To promise to join (a fraternity or similar organization).
To request: bespeak a favor.
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  1. To request: bespeak a favor.
  2. To engage, hire, or order in advance:
  3. To be or give a sign of; indicate:
To get, acquire, or incur
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  1. To get, acquire, or incur
  2. To become reduced in size or bulk; draw together; shrink; narrow; shorten
  3. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To obtain sexual partners for others.
  3. To get or bring about by some effort; obtain; secure
To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
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  1. To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
  2. To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
  3. To use for one’s own advantage.
To keep in stock; offer for sale:
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  1. To keep in stock; offer for sale:
  2. To hold the neck and head in a certain way. Used of a horse.
  3. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
To cause to; make:
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  1. To cause to; make:
  2. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a warning or threat:
  3. To rent or lease:
To lease or let a place or thing
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  1. To lease or let a place or thing
  2. To give temporary possession and use of in return for the payment of rent or a fee; lease or let
  3. To be leased or let for rent or a fee
To grant use or occupation of under the terms of a contract.
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  1. To grant use or occupation of under the terms of a contract.
  2. To get or hold by such a contract.
  3. To give by a lease; let
To hire or lease by charter:
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  1. To hire or lease by charter:
  2. To hire (a bus or airplane, for example) for the exclusive, temporary use of a group of travelers.
  3. To hire or lease by charter
To engage the attention or activity of; occupy:
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  1. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy:
  2. To provide work and pay for
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
To assume an obligation; agree.
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  1. To assume an obligation; agree.
  2. To enter or bring into conflict with:
  3. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
To require (a student) to repeat a class or grade because of insufficient educational progress to advance.
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  1. To require (a student) to repeat a class or grade because of insufficient educational progress to advance.
  2. To keep in a particular place or condition:
  3. To continue to practice, use, etc.
To hire (a bus or airplane, for example) for the exclusive, temporary use of a group of travelers.
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  1. To hire (a bus or airplane, for example) for the exclusive, temporary use of a group of travelers.
  2. To hire or lease by charter:
  3. To hire or lease by charter
To give by a lease; let
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  1. To give by a lease; let
  2. To get by a lease; take a lease on
  3. To grant use or occupation of under the terms of a contract.
To be for rent:
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  1. To be for rent:
  2. To get temporary possession and use of (a house, land, etc.) by paying rent
  3. To grant temporary occupancy or use of (one's own property or a service) in return for regular payments:
To cause to; make:
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  1. To cause to; make:
  2. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a warning or threat:
  3. To rent or lease:
To lease or let a place or thing
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  1. To lease or let a place or thing
  2. To give temporary possession and use of in return for the payment of rent or a fee; lease or let
  3. To be leased or let for rent or a fee
(Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
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  1. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
  2. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
  3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
A promise; pledge
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  1. A promise; pledge
  2. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
  3. The condition of being in gear:
The state of being employed:
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  1. The state of being employed:
  2. (Archaic) Work or occupation
  3. The state of being employed, esp. for pay; paid service; employment
An employing or being employed
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  1. An employing or being employed
  2. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
  3. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
Payment for injury, loss, or otherwise depriving a person of something he or she is entitled to. See also damages.
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  1. Payment for injury, loss, or otherwise depriving a person of something he or she is entitled to. See also damages.
  2. Something, such as money, given or received as payment or reparation, as for a service or loss.
  3. Payment for services; esp., wages or remuneration
Money made by an investment or an enterprise; profits
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  1. Money made by an investment or an enterprise; profits
  2. (Finance) business profits
  3. Salary or wages.
Payment for an office or employment; compensation.
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  1. Payment for an office or employment; compensation.
  2. A payment or other benefit received as a result of employment or of the holding of a public office. A payment or other benefit received as a result of employment or of the holding of a public office.
  3. Gain from employment or position; payment received for work; salary, wages, fees, etc.
Payment asked or given for professional services, admissions, licenses, tuition, etc.; charge
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  1. Payment asked or given for professional services, admissions, licenses, tuition, etc.; charge
  2. A fixed sum charged, as by an institution or by law, for a privilege:
  3. A charge for professional services:
Money paid, esp. for work or services; wages or salary
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  1. Money paid, esp. for work or services; wages or salary
  2. Recompense or reward:
  3. Paid employment:
The act of remunerating.
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  1. The act of remunerating.
  2. Something, such as a payment, that remunerates.
  3. That which remunerates; reward; pay; recompense; compensation
Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis.
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  1. Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis.
A fixed payment, generally small and occurring at regular intervals; a modest allowance
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  1. A fixed payment, generally small and occurring at regular intervals; a modest allowance
  2. A fixed and regular payment, such as a salary for services rendered or an allowance.
  3. Any periodic payment, as a pension or allowance
(Econ.) The share of the total product of industry that goes to labor, as distinguished from the share taken by capital
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  1. (Econ.) The share of the total product of industry that goes to labor, as distinguished from the share taken by capital
  2. The payment to an employee, usually based on hours worked or quantity of goods or services produced. The payment to an employee, usually based on hours worked or quantity of goods or services produced.
  3. Money paid to an employee for work done, and usually figured on an hourly, daily, or piecework basis
A person who works in the service of another (the employer) subject to a contract for hire, where the employer controls the conditions of work performance. See also agent. A person who works in the service of another (the employer) subject to a contract for hire, where the employer controls the conditions of work performance. See also agent.
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  1. A person who works in the service of another (the employer) subject to a contract for hire, where the employer controls the conditions of work performance. See also agent. A person who works in the service of another (the employer) subject to a contract for hire, where the employer controls the conditions of work performance. See also agent.
(Usually pejorative) an employee who is hired, often to perform unpleasant tasks with little independence
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  1. (Usually pejorative) an employee who is hired, often to perform unpleasant tasks with little independence
  2. One who works solely for compensation, especially a person willing to perform for a fee tasks considered menial or offensive.
  3. (Usually pejorative) someone who does a job purely for money, rather than out of interest in the work itself
One who has a regular job.
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  1. One who has a regular job.
  2. (US) Someone who is employed in a regular job
  3. A person who has a steady job; specif., a government employee
A member of the working class.
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  1. A member of the working class.
  2. (Computing) A thread performing one instance of a particular task within a program.
  3. A person, animal, or thing that works; specif., a person who is employed to do physical or mental work for wages, esp. in order to earn a living, as in a trade, industry, business, office, etc. or on a farm, ranch, etc.
A person who is employed to perform routine chores and manual labor, especially on a farm or ranch.
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  1. A person who is employed to perform routine chores and manual labor, especially on a farm or ranch.

Synonym Study

  • Charter implies the hiring or leasing of a ship, bus, etc.
  • Rent implies payment of a specific amount, often at fixed intervals, for hiring or letting a house, land, equipment, a vehicle, etc.
  • Lease implies the letting or the hiring of property (usually real property) by written contract
  • To hire , in strict usage, means to get, and let means to give the use of something in return for payment, although hire, which is also applied to persons or their services, may be used in either sense to hire a hall, a worker, etc., rooms to let
Find another word for hire. In this page you can discover 94 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for hire, like: engage, sign up, draft, obtain, secure, take into one's employ, enlist, give a job to, take on, give work to and give employment to.