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lease

lease

pronunciation:
lis
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an agreement for living in or using another person's property in exchange for money or something else of value.
They have a one year lease on the apartment.
similar words:
charter, concession, contract, license
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: leased, leases, leasing
definition 1: to make an agreement for the use of property for a certain period of time; rent.
I leased a new car instead of buying.
synonyms:
rent
similar words:
hire
definition 2: to live in or have use of by lease.
The family wanted to lease the house until May.
synonyms:
let, rent
similar words:
charter, hire, occupy
derivation: leasable (adj.)
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