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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
       Antonyms: unemployment

Verb

  1. 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
  2. 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


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