View synonyms for rehire


[ ree-hahyuhr ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to engage the services of (someone) for wages or other payment a second or subsequent time (often used in the passive):

    More than half of the dismissed teachers were rehired the following year.

    Officials have said they hope to rehire many of the 900 employees who were laid off when the hospital closed.


  1. an act or instance of engaging someone’s services for payment a second or subsequent time:

    A transfer within the group of related companies is considered continuous employment, not a termination and a rehire.

  2. a person whose services have been engaged for payment a second or subsequent time:

    Rehires are eligible to have their retirement benefits reinstated after a 30-day waiting period.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rehire1

First recorded in 1760–70; re- ( def ) + hire ( def )

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Example Sentences

Next, we move to baseball’s offseason, during which the Miami Marlins made a historic hire.

So it’s no surprise that FedEx is hiring 70,000 people to meet holiday demand.

In October, The Maine Monitor and ProPublica found that the agency’s executive director, John Pelletier, had hired felons to represent criminal defendants and had misled lawmakers.

He recently was rehired by the Red Sox, and Hinch was hired by the Detroit Tigers.

The Washington Football Team continued to build its executive ranks Monday by hiring Andre Chambers to the newly formed role of chief people officer.

After the ballots are certified Friday, the council plans to rehire Moore as police chief.

We need a system that creates jobs and innovation, and removes these barriers for entrepreneurs to go out and rehire people.

And incidentally, I had learned another lesson, and that is, never rehire a discharged employee.