Employ - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈplɔɪ|  American pronunciation of the word employ
Brit.  |ɪmˈplɔɪ|  British pronunciation of the word employ


- the state of being employed or having a job(syn: employment)


- put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose (syn: apply, use, utilise, utilize)
- engage or hire for work(syn: engage, hire)


The company is accused of employing questionable methods to obtain the contract.

You should find better ways to employ your time.

I had to employ a lawyer to review the contract.

It's a small company, employing a staff of only 20.

...while you're under our employ, you can't do outside work for our competitors...

Art was employed for the display of religious facts.

Two girls were employed at filling envelopes.

The factory employs over 2000 people.

Kelly is employed as a mechanic.

We have been employed to look at ways of reducing waste.

The report examines teaching methods employed in the classroom.

Her days are employed in gardening and voluntary work.

He had never spare time to think, all was employed in reading.

How long have you been employed at this job?

He was also employed at making copies.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: employ
he/she/it: employs
present participle: employing
past tense: employed
past participle: employed
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