What is the meaning of employ?


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


  • Put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.
    • usage: "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"
  • Engage or hire for work.
    • usage: "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed"
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APAWordNet. (2010). employ. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/employ/definitions/1272833
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "employ" http://smartdefine.org/employ/definitions/1272833 (accessed April 23, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, employ, Smart Define, viewed 23 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/employ/definitions/1272833>.
MLAWordNet. "employ" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/employ/definitions/1272833>
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