Definition of employ:
- That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.
- 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.
- To inclose; to infold.
- To occupy; as, to employ time in study.
- 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.
make use of, enlist, habituate, go for, take on, utilisation, utilise, give, prosecute, mesh, pursue, manipulate, used, get, engage, lend oneself, take, engross, action, apply, occupy, employment, charter, hire, use up, put on, hold, betroth, call, usage, engagement, absorb, busy, enforce, actuate, utilize, use, work, plight, wage, exploit, lock, retain, affiance, utilization.
- "When Egypt Went Broke", Holman Day.
Then up and with Mr. Margetts to Limehouse to see his ground and ropeyarde there, which is very fine, and I believe we shall employ it for the Navy, for the King's grounds are not sufficient to supply our defence if a warr comes.- "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
I am quite satisfied with you so far, Mr. Grant; and as I should not like to employ you in direct opposition to Mr. Carmichel- not that I belong to his church- we will arrange matters before he can hear of the affair.- "Donal Grant", George MacDonald.