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English definition of “employ”

employ

verb [T] (PROVIDE JOB)    /ɪmˈplɔɪ/
B1 to have someone work or do a job for you and pay them for it: How many people does your company employ? Can't we employ someone as an assistant to help with all this paperwork? [+ to infinitive] We've employed a market researcher to find out what people really want from a cable TV system. More people are now employed in service industries than in manufacturing.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of employ verb (PROVIDE JOB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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