Definitions for employɛmˈplɔɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to engage the services of (a person or persons); hire.
to make use of for a specific task:
employed computers to solve the problem.
to devote (time, energies, etc.) to a particular activity.
Origin of employ:
1425–75; < MF emploier蠐 L implicāre to enfold
the state of being employed or having a job
"they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ(verb)
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"
hire, engage, employ(verb)
engage or hire for work
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to pay sb to work for you
The company employs 31 people.; We employed him to tutor our son.; He was employed as a gym teacher.
to use for a particular purpose
criminals who had employed dishonest means to make money
The state of being an employee; employment.
The school district has six thousand teachers in its employ.
To give someone work or a job.
To put something into use or service; to make use of.
How do you employ your spare time?
to inclose; to infold
to use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies
to occupy; as, to employ time in study
to have or keep at work; to give employment or occupation to; to intrust with some duty or behest; as, to employ a hundred workmen; to employ an envoy
that which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'employ' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3832
Rank popularity for the word 'employ' in Verbs Frequency: #269
Translations for employ
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to give (especially paid) work to
He employs three typists; She is employed as a teacher.
- (in) diensAfrikaans
- empregarPortuguese (BR)
- beschäftigen, anstellenGerman
- ansætte; beskæftigeDanish
- απασχολώ, προσλαμβάνωGreek
- tööd andmaEstonian
- استخدام کردن؛ به کار گرفتنFarsi
- काम पर लगानाHindi
- ráða til starfaIcelandic
- dare lavoro a, essere impiegatoItalian
- nodarbināt; algotLatvian
- in dienst hebbenDutch
- beskjeftige, sysselsette; ha i sitt levebrødNorwegian
- استخدام کردن؛ به کار گرفتنPersian
- كارول، لګول، په كار اچول، نيول (لكه مزدور)، استخدامولPashto
- a angajaRomanian
- нанимать; работатьRussian
- zaposliti (se)Slovenian
- sysselsätta, ge arbete åtSwedish
- iş vermek, çalıştırmakTurkish
- 僱用Chinese (Trad.)
- наймати, давати роботуUkrainian
- ملازم رکھناUrdu
- tuyển dụngVietnamese
- 雇用Chinese (Simp.)
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