Donner ou prendre ŕ bail.
ETYM as. lesan to gather; akin to Dutch lezen to gather, read, German lesen, Goth. lisan to gather; cf. Lith lesti to peck.
1. To engage in a commercial transaction; SYN. rent, hire, charter, engage, take.
2. To grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; SYN. let, rent.