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What is the opposite of hire?

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Opposite of to hire (somebody) for work or a job
“Whether their apprehensions were well-founded or not, they chose to dismiss him from the agency.”
Opposite of to obtain the temporary use of (something) for an agreed payment
“After the trial ended, I decided to buy the full version of the app.”
Opposite of to sign (someone) up for a job or task
Opposite of to charge a fee for the use of something
Opposite of to take for temporary use
“Are these people not prepared to lend their services to the human race gratis?”
(of accommodation) To rent
“He would take a room at the Two Schools Hotel, which was in a shabby street off the main boulevard.”
Opposite of to book in advance or make a reservation
“Due to complications with her pregnancy, Kitty had to cancel her dinner booking with her husband.”
Opposite of the action of hiring someone for a job
“The workers are surprised, very sad, and in despair over the sudden dismissal of our CEO.”
Opposite of the action of renting or leasing something
“On the telephone, when I'd called to tell Hilary that I'd bought the house, she'd asked me if perhaps the impulsive purchase was another symptom of the brain injury.”
Opposite of money paid to someone for work or services
“William called me about the misdemeanor case, and I volunteered to represent him for free.”
Opposite of something given as a reward or remuneration for something done
Opposite of compensation for a job, which is usually monetary
Opposite of a person's employment status
“Not bad for an incidental photographer who took up photography mostly as a necessity rather than an avocation.”
Opposite of an arrangement whereby something is reserved for a particular person
Opposite of the money paid to someone for regular work
“My bills were piling up, my debt was getting bigger, and I was getting scared.”
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