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Noun employ has 1 sense
- employment, employ - the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
--1 is a kind of state
Verb employ has 2 senses
- use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ - 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 make use of 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"
They employ the animals
- hire, engage, employ - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
Somebody ----s somebody