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Definition of employ:

  1. That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.
  2. 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.
  3. To inclose; to infold.
  4. To occupy; as, to employ time in study.
  5. 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.

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