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employ

 
Noun employ has 1 sense
  1. 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
    Derived form: verb employ2
Verb employ has 2 senses
  1. 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"
    Derived form: noun employment4
    Sample sentence:
    They employ the animals
  2. hire, engage, employ - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
    Derived forms: noun employ1, noun employment3, noun employee1, noun employer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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