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Verb: employ  em'ploy
  1. Put into service; make work for a particular purpose or use as designed
    "employ your head!";
    - use, utilize, utilise [Brit], apply
  2. Start in a job or pay to do a particular piece of work
    "How many people has she employed?";
    - hire, engage
Noun: employ  em'ploy
  1. The state of being employed or having a job
    "he was in the employ of the city";
    - employment

Derived forms: employed, employs, employing

Type of: state

Antonym: dismiss

Encyclopedia: Employ