employ verb (PROVIDE JOB)
[ + to infinitive ] We've employed a market researcher to find out what people really want from a cable TV system.
- 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)
be in sb's employ
› to be working for someone
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