Definition of 'employ'
- the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
- 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 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: use utilize utilise apply
- engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
Synonyms: hire engage
Antonyms: fire give notice can dismiss give the axe send away sack force out give the sack terminate