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employ

verb [T]  us   /ɪmˈplɔɪ/

employ verb [T] (PROVIDE WORK)

to pay someone to work or do a job for you: The factory employs 87 workers.

employ verb [T] (USE)

to use something for a particular purpose: Jacobs employs this phrase repeatedly.
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