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Definition of Employ


  1. To inclose; to infold.
  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.
  3. To occupy; as, to employ time in study.
  4. To have or keep at work; to give employment or occupation to; to intrust with some duty or behest; as, to employ a hundred workmen; to employ an envoy.
  5. That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.

Employ Quotations

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
Benjamin Franklin

Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.

There are three schoolmasters for everybody that will employ them - the senses, intelligent companions, and books.
Henry Ward Beecher

If an American company has a drop of patriotic blood coursing through its system, then surely it would set up in America and employ Americans, right?
Henry Rollins
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Employ Translations

employ in Afrikaans is gebruik
employ in Danish is tilbringe, bruge
employ in Dutch is aannemen, huren, aanwerven
employ in French is braquer, embaucher, employez, engager, employent
employ in Italian is occupare
employ in Latin is utor uti usus, usurpo, consumo
employ in Norwegian is ansette
employ in Portuguese is empregar, empregue, usar
employ in Spanish is colocar, usar

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