employ employ  /ɛm ˈplɔ ɪ/


  1. (v) engage or hire for work
  2. (n) the state of being employed or having a job
  3. (v) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose


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  1. The Alaska Club is one of thousands of fitness centers that now employ professional chefs who have moved gym food from granola and smoothies to gourmet cuisine.
  2. Most hostess clubs employ Japanese and other Asian women, but beginning in the early 1980s, more and more began to stock Western women.


  1. Meter enforcement personnel hired in Pomeroy

    POMEROY — Members of Pomeroy Village Council voted to employ a full time person for meter enforcement within the village. Ben Young was hired on the recommendation of Police Chief Mark Proffitt ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. Georgia company relocates to Aroostook County sawmill, plans to hire 78

    Ecoshel announced on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, that it was opening a cedar shingle manufacturing plant in Ashland that would employ at least 78 people.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bangor Daily News

  3. Snooping states: NSA not alone in spying on citizens

    From Canada to India, democracies worldwide employ new technology to monitor their citizens.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor


  1. Bernanke told the conference, organized by the Chicago Fed, that the central bank "will do all that we can to prevent fraud and abusive lending and to ensure that lenders employ sound underwriting practices and make effective disclosures to...
    on May 17, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: USA Today

  2. "We know that they are being in fact manufactured and smuggled into this country, and we know that training does go on in Iran for people to learn how to assemble them and how to employ them. We know that training has gone on as recently as this...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: William Caldwell Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The question Joe asked about our economy is important, because Senator Obama's plan would raise taxes on small businesses that employ 16 million Americans," McCain told a rally in Miami. "Senator Obama's plan will kill those jobs at just the...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: John McCain Source: The Age

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