Synonyms of hire
1 employDictionary • hired on short-term contracts
employ • The company employs 18 staff.
commission • You can commission them to paint something especially for you.
engage • We have been able to engage some staff.
appoint • It made sense to appoint a banker to this job.
sign up • He signed up as a steward.
enlist • Three thousand men were enlisted.
2 rentDictionary • To hire a car you must produce a current driving licence.
rent • He rented a car.
charter • He chartered a jet to fly her home.
lease • He went to Toronto, where he leased an apartment.
let • The reasons for letting a house, or part of one, are varied.
engage • He managed to engage a room for the night.
1 rentalDictionary • Fishing tackle is available for hire.
rent • She worked to pay the rent.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ hire something or someone out
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appointIf you appoint someone to a job or official position, you formally choose them for it.
• It made sense to appoint a banker to this job.
chargeA charge is an amount of money that you have to pay for a service.
• We can arrange this for a small charge.
charterIf a person or organization charters a plane, boat, or other vehicle, they hire it for their own use.
• He chartered a jet to fly her home.
Thesaurus for hire from the Collins English Thesaurus
to acquire the temporary use of (a thing) or the services of (a person) in exchange for payment