employ em‧ploy [ɪmˈplɔɪ] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES
to pay someone to work for you:

• The company employs 2000 people worldwide.

employ somebody as something

• He is employed as a baggage handler at the airport.

employ somebody to do something

• We have employed consultants to look at ways of reducing waste.

word focus - employ
Giving someone a job
If you employ or hire someone, you give them a job and pay them for the work they do:

• She was hired as marketing director for a biotechnology firm.

If you appoint someone, you choose them for a job, especially an important job:

• Mr Schreiber has been appointed director of human resources.

If you recruit people, you find new people to work for a company or organization:

• It’s getting more and more difficult to recruit experienced staff.

If you headhunt someone, you find a manager with the right skills and experience to do a particular job, often by persuading a suitable person to leave their present job rather than inviting people to apply for the job:

• Rick was headhunted to become finance director of the company.

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employ UK US /ɪmˈplɔɪ/ verb
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 — Cf. be employed in doing sth
employ UK US /ɪmˈplɔɪ/ noun [U]
be in sb's employ — Cf. be in sb's employ

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  • Employ — Em*ploy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Employed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Employing}.] [F. employer, fr. L. implicare to fold into, infold, involve, implicate, engage; in + plicare to fold. See {Ply}, and cf. {Imply}, {Implicate}.] 1. To inclose; to infold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Employ — Em*ploy , n. [Cf. F. emploi.] That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment. [1913 Webster] The whole employ of body and of mind. Pope. [1913 Webster] {In one s employ}, in one s service. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • employ — I (engage services) verb add to the payroll, appoint, assign, authorize, commission, contract, delegate, detineri, empower, engage, enlist, enroll, entrust with a task, entrust with management, fill a position, fill a vacancy, fill an opening,… …   Law dictionary

  • employ — ► VERB 1) give work to (someone) and pay them for it. 2) make use of. 3) keep occupied. ● in the employ of Cf. ↑in the employ of DERIVATIVES employability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • employ — [v1] make use of apply, bestow, bring to bear*, engage, exercise, exert, exploit, fill, handle, keep busy*, manipulate, occupy, operate, put to use*, spend, take up*, use, use up*, utilize; concept 225 Ant. ignore, misuse, shun, unemploy employ… …   New thesaurus

  • employ — [em ploi′, imploi′] vt. [ME emploien < OFr emploier < L implicare, to enfold, engage: see IMPLY] 1. to make use of; use 2. to keep busy or occupied; take up the attention, time, etc. of; devote [to employ oneself in study] 3. to provide… …   English World dictionary

  • Employ'e — Em ploy [ e] , n. [F., p. p. of employer.] One employed by another; a clerk or workman in the service of an employer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • employ — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. employer, from O.Fr. emploiier (12c.) make use of, apply; increase; entangle; devote, from L. implicare enfold, involve, be connected with, from in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + plicare to fold (see PLY (Cf. ply) (v.)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • employ — vb *use, utilize, apply, avail Analogous words: *practice, exercise, drill: engross, absorb, *monopolize: *choose, select, pick …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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