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  Definition of employ
  1. the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
  2. put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can''t make use of this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied
  3. engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
Similar Words: employment, use, utilize, utilise, apply, hire, engage

 

Hyponyms: give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote, play, pull out all the stops, put, assign, ply, address, waste, misapply, misuse, avail, overuse, overdrive, cannibalize, cannibalise, recycle, reprocess, reuse, exploit, work, tap, strain, extend, exert, exercise, enjoy, take, share, put to work, implement, fall back, resort, recur, featherbed, fill, engage, ship, sign, contract, sign on, sign up, rat, subcontract, farm out, job

 

Grouped Verbs: practice, apply, use

 

Derivational Morphology: hire, engage, use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise, application, practical application, utility, usefulness, utilizer, utiliser, user, engagement, employee, employer, boss, hirer

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: tewerkstellen   Esperanto: dungi  
Finnish: työllistää   French: employer  
German: einstellen   Italian: impiegare  
Japanese: 雇う   Portuguese: contratar  
Romanian: angaja   Slovene: zaposliti  
Spanish: contratar   Swedish: anställa  
 
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