Translation of "employ" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪmˈplɔɪ/ us /ɪmˈplɔɪ/

employ verb (PROVIDE JOB)

B1 [ T ] to have someone work or do a job for you and pay them for it

How many people does your company employ? 你们公司雇有多少员工?
Can't we employ someone as an assistant to help with all this paperwork? 我们不可以雇一位助理来协助处理这些文书工作吗?
[ + to infinitive ] We've employed a market researcher to find out what people really want from a cable TV system. 我们已经雇用了一位市场调研员来调查人们到底想通过有线电视系统看到什么样的节目。
More people are now employed in service industries than in manufacturing. 现在服务业的就业人数要多于制造业。

More examples

  • We need to employ more supervisory staff.
  • The firm employs several freelance editors.
  • The number of people employed by the company has risen from 25 to 200 in three years.
  • They've employed her for a six-month trial period.
  • The problem with employing people who are overqualified for the job is that they often don't stay in it for long.

employ verb (USE)

C1 [ T ] formal to use something

Sophisticated statistical analysis was employed to obtain these results. 利用尖端的统计分析技术得到了这些结果。

employ verb (SPEND TIME)

be employed in doing sth formal

to spend time doing something

He was busily employed in lacing up his shoes. 他忙着系鞋带。


uk /ɪmˈplɔɪ/ us /ɪmˈplɔɪ/ formal
be in sb's employ

to be working for someone


(Translation of “employ” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)