Word:

Employ

Em`ploy´
v. t.1.To inclose; to infold.
[imp. & p. p. Employed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Employing.]
2.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.
This is a day in which the thoughts . . . ought to be employed on serious subjects.
- Addison.
3.To occupy; as, to employ time in study.
Jonathan . . . and Jahaziah . . . were employed about this matter.
- Ezra x. 15.
Thy vineyard must employ the sturdy steer
To turn the glebe.
- Dryden.
To employ one's self
to apply or devote one's time and attention; to busy one's self.
n.1.That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.
The whole employ of body and of mind.
- Pope.
In one's employ
in one's service.
Noun1.employ - the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city"
Synonyms: employment
Verb1.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"
Synonyms: apply, use, utilise, utilize
2.employ - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
Synonyms: hire, engage
active use, activities, activity, add, affair, affairs, appliance, application, attend to business, attendance, bag, bespeak, bestow, book, brief, business, busy, carry on, commerce, commission, concern, concernment, conduct, consecrate to, consume, consumption, contract for, dedicate to, do, do with, employment, engage in, engross, enlist, enterprise, exercise, exert, exertion, expend, exploit, follow, function, give over to, give to, go in for, good use, handle, hard usage, hard use, ill use, interest, involve, labor, lookout, make use of, manage, manipulate, matter, mind the store, ministration, ministry, misuse, monopolize, obtain, occupation, occupy, operate, pass, pass the time, peonage, play, ply, practice, preengage, procure, prosecute, pursue, put forth, put in, put on, put out, recruit, reserve, rough usage, secure, serfdom, servitium, servitorship, servitude, sign on, sign up, sign up for, slavery, specialize in, spend, spend the time, tackle, take into employment, take on, take to, take up, tendance, thing, undertake, undertaking, usage, use, use up, using up, wage, while, while away, wield, wile, work, work at, wrong use
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Empiricism
Empiricist
empiricist philosophy
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Emplace
Emplacement
emplane
Emplaster
Emplastic
Emplastration
Emplead
Emplection
Emplecton
Emplore
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Employable
Employe
employed
Employee
employee ownership
employee savings plan
employee stock ownership plan
employee turnover
employee-owned business
employee-owned enterprise
Employer
Employment
employment agency
employment agent
employment agreement
employment contract
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