the act of hiring something or someone
"he signed up for a week's car hire"
a newly hired employee
"the new hires need special training"
lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take(verb)
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?"
hire, engage, employ(verb)
engage or hire for work
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
rent, hire, charter, lease(verb)
hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
To employ; to obtain the services of (a person) in exchange for remuneration; to give someone a job.
The company had problems when it tried to hire more skilled workers.
To exchange the services of for remuneration.
When my grandfather retired, he had over twenty mechanics in his hire.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
In general terms it may be said that to employ is to devote to one's purpose, to use is to render subservient to one's purpose; what is used is viewed as more absolutely an instrument than what is employed; a merchant employs a clerk; he uses pen and paper; as a rule, use is not said of persons, except in a degrading sense; as, the conspirators used him as a go-between. Hence the expression common in some religious circles "that God would use me" is not to be commended; it has also the fault of representing the human worker as absolutely a passive and helpless instrument; the phrase is altogether unscriptural; the Scripture says, "We are laborers together with (co-workers with) God." That which is used is often consumed in the using, or in familiar phrase used up; as, we used twenty tons of coal last winter; in such cases we could not substitute employ. A person may be employed in his own work or in that of another; in the latter case the service is always understood to be for pay. In this connection employ is a word of more dignity than hire; a general is employed in his country's service; a mercenary adventurer is hired to fight a tyrant's battles. It is unsuitable, according to present usage, to speak of hiring a pastor; the Scripture, indeed, says of the preacher, "The laborer is worthy of his hire;" but this sense is archaic, and hire now implies that the one hired works directly and primarily for the pay, as expressed in the noun "hireling;" a Pastor is properly said to be called, or when the business side of the transaction is referred to, engaged, or possibly employed, at a certain salary.
Employ in, on, upon, or about a work, business, etc.; for a purpose; at a stipulated salary.
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How to use hire in a sentence?
Its criminal investigations like these, that not only exemplify HSIs mission to protect the integrity of the U.S. immigration system, but also serve as a warning to business owners willing to hire an illegitimate workforce. You can not only expect a hefty fine but a prison sentence as well.
Changing the sexual orientations of a character to appease a group or cash in on current hot topics is actually a disservice to [the audience]. corporations should rather hire more writers from different backgrounds and allow them to use their life experiences to provide unique voices in popular media.
With the gas project, everyone thought that when they came, they would hire our workers, but when they arrived, even their cooks were Chinese.
Rosemont has never made an apology for the people they hire, the mayor holds any employees who happen to be related to him to a much higher standard than others.
Manufacturers are getting just about all they can out of their current workforce, as long as they see new orders come in the door, they’re going to have to hire more employees to satisfy those orders.
Translations for hire
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- شغل, أجر, استعمل, استخدم, تأجيرArabic
- llogar, contractarCatalan, Valencian
- zaměstnat, najmoutCzech
- anwerben, anstellen, heuern, einstellen, mieten, VerleihGerman
- palkata, palkkautua, työntekijä, työsuhde, teettää, ottaa työhön, vuokrata, työllistää, palvelus, mennä töihinFinnish
- engager, employer, louer, embaucher, recruterFrench
- fastaidh, fastachadhScottish Gaelic
- assoldare, ingaggiare, impiegare, assumereItalian
- 雇う, 雇用, 借りる, 雇いますJapanese
- изнајмува, најмуваMacedonian
- werk aannemen, aanstellen, werknemer, huren, verhuren, aanwervenDutch
- contratar, emprego, empregar, contratadoPortuguese
- трудоустроить, нанять, взять напрокат, нанимать, брать напрокат, трудоустраивать, НаемRussian
- anställd, hyra, anställaSwedish
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