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leaseverb [T]

 us   /lis/
to use or ​allow someone ​else to use ​land, ​property, etc. for an ​agreedperiod of ​time in ​exchange for ​money: I leased my new ​carinstead of ​buying it.
lease
noun [C]  us   /lis/
The lease on this ​officeexpires in two ​years.
(Definition of lease from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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leaseverb [T]

uk   us   /liːs/
to make a ​legalagreement by which ​money is ​paid in ​order to use ​land, a ​building, a ​vehicle, or a ​piece of ​equipment for an ​agreedperiod of ​time: The building's 60 ​units are ​currently leased to ​students of the ​university. [+ two objects] It was ​agreed they would lease the ​apartment to him/lease him the ​apartment.

leasenoun [C]

uk   us   /liːs/
a ​legalagreement in which you ​paymoney in ​order to use a ​building, ​piece of ​land, ​vehicle, etc. for a ​period: He has the ​house on a ​long lease. The lease ​runs out/​expires in two ​years' ​time. We signed a three-year lease when we ​moved into the ​house.
(Definition of lease from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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leasenoun [C]

uk   us   /liːs/ COMMERCE, LAW
an ​agreement to ​paymoney in ​order to use ​land, a ​building, a ​vehicle, or a ​piece of ​equipment for a particular ​period of ​time: The ​companysigned a lease for the ​property in December. The ​originaltenant remains ​liable throughout the entireterm of the lease.a lease expires/runs out The lease ​expires in 2026.a 10-/20-/30-year lease The ​company is ​trying to ​extend its 30-year lease (with 24 ​yearsleft to ​run). a lease ​agreement/​contract/​payment a long-term/​short-term lease

leaseverb [T]

uk   us   /liːs/ COMMERCE, LAW
to ​agree to ​paymoney in ​order to use ​land, a ​building, a ​vehicle, or a ​piece of ​equipment for a particular ​period of ​time: lease sth (from sb) The ​firm recently made ​plans to lease another 8,000 ​squarefeet from the ​propertycompany.
to make an ​agreement by which someone ​pays you ​money in ​order to use ​land, a ​building, a ​vehicle, or a ​piece of ​equipment for a particular ​period of ​time: lease sth (out) (to sb) They are ​keen to lease out the ​aircraft to ​privatecompanies.lease sb sth He gave ​equity to the ​firms that leased him ​officeequipment.
(Definition of lease from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lease”
in Korean 공유지…
in Arabic عَقد الإيجار…
in Malaysian pajakan…
in French bail…
in Russian контракт об аренде…
in Chinese (Traditional) 租借,租用…
in Italian contratto d’affitto, locazione…
in Turkish kira sözleşmesi/kontratı…
in Polish wynajem, umowa najmu, dzierżawa…
in Spanish contrato de arrendamiento…
in Vietnamese sự cho thuê nhà đất…
in Portuguese arrendamento…
in Thai สัญญาเช่า…
in German der Mietvertrag…
in Catalan contracte d’arrendament…
in Japanese 賃貸契約…
in Chinese (Simplified) 租借,租用…
in Indonesian perjanjian sewa…
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