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To rent or hire - synonyms or related words

rent

verb

mainly American

to hire a vehicle, piece of equipment etc

let out

British

to allow someone to use a room, building etc in exchange for money

sign out

if you sign out an object or a vehicle, you write your name on an official list to show that you have borrowed or hired it

hire

verb

British

if you hire something, such as a car, room, or piece of equipment, you pay the owner so that you can use it, especially for a short time. The usual American word is rent

hire

verb

British

spoken

to let someone use something temporarily in return for money. The usual American word for this is rent out

lease

verb

to have a legal agreement in which someone pays you money to use a building, land, or equipment belonging to you for a specific period of time

lease

verb

to have a legal agreement in which you pay someone money so you can use a building, land, or equipment belonging to them for a specific period of time

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