employ verb - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “employ”

See all translations

employ

verb
 
 
/ɪmˈplɔɪ/
HR to have someone work or do a job for you and pay them for it: The call centre employs over 100 people.employ sb as sth Mr Reid is employed as a lobbyist by the firm.employ sb to do sth The fund employs an investment manager to manage its assets.be employed in sth More than 100 staff currently employed in sales and marketing will lose their jobs.
to use something: employ sth to do sth The company also employs direct marketing and mail to reach potential customers. Builders today employ more recycled materials than they used to.
be employed in doing sth formal to spend time doing something: We have been employed in updating the catalogue for most of the morning.
(Definition of employ verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of employ?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “employ” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More