Translation of "employ" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɪmˈplɔɪ/ us /ɪmˈplɔɪ/

B1 to pay someone to work for you

emplear, contratar
The company employs 2,500 workers.

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


verb /imˈploi/

to give (especially paid) work to

He employs three keyboarders
She is employed as a teacher.

to occupy the time or attention of

She was busily employed (in) writing letters.

to make use of

emplear, utilizar
You should employ your time better.
employed adjective

having a job; working.

employee /em-/ noun ( employee)

a person employed for wages, a salary etc

That firm has fifty employees.
employer noun

a person who employs others

empresario, patrón
His employer dismissed him.
employment noun

the act of employing or state of being employed

She was in my employment
The new factory will provide employment for 300 people.

(Translation of “employ” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)