dehire

or de-hire

[ dee-hahyuh r ]
/ diˈhaɪər /

verb (used with object), de·hired, de·hir·ing.

to discharge from employment; fire, especially at the executive level and generally with an attempt to be tactful.

Origin of dehire

First recorded in 1965–70; de- + hire
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