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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

A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it.
Joan Lunden

For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.
Richard Branson

So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
Marquis de Sade

The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
Pope John Paul II

Overhead will eat you alive if not constantly viewed as a parasite to be exterminated. Never mind the bleating of those you employ. Hold out until mutiny is imminent before employing even a single additional member of staff. More startups are wrecked by overstaffing than by any other cause, bar failure to monitor cash flow.
Felix Dennis
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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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