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employ meaning and definition

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Definition of employ (noun)

  1. the state of being employed or having a job
    • "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
    • synonyms: employment
    • antonym: unemployment


Definition of employ (verb)

  1. put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    • "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
    • synonyms: apply, use, utilise, utilize
  2. engage or hire for work
    • "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
    • synonyms: engage, hire
    • antonym: can
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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