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verb as in make use of

verb as in give money in exchange for work performed

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Example Sentences

For example, just 14 states, not including Texas or New York, require child welfare employs and animal control officers to cross-report incidents of ongoing animal cruelty.

From Time

Here “usho” in the employ of Japan’s royal family don traditional garb and use flaming lamps to attract fish at night, each fisherman managing as many as a dozen cormorants at once in a balletic display that attracts a large tourist following.

He must be pretty good at his job, for as of 2021, Larry has been in the employ of three prime ministers, David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, and continues to claw onto his position.

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You cannot ask what happened to your gift, but nothing stops you from penning a chatty letter updating him on your life and thanking him for his many kindnesses while in his employ.

Such is her burgeoning popularity Toomey is looking to employ more instructors to lead her highly personalized exercise classes.

We employ inventory management to help solidify their property and make sure they have a better record of their possessions.

After construction, the pipeline would employ about 50 people, primarily for maintenance.

Some locations even employ chlorine mats that service members are required to wipe their feet on in order to enter.

Some factories do not employ Muslims on the premises who can oversee the process, Nana said.

All this will, doubtless, throw a number of deserving persons out of employ.

In fact, Frank was the only European in Meerut who would employ the man, whose extraordinary appearance went against him.

To talk of an excess of labor, or an inability to employ it, in such a country as Ireland, is to insult the general understanding.

The bank did not employ him to steal, but to perform the ordinary banking duties.

And if we did that, they would employ their usual treachery and evil methods, as they generally do.


On this page you'll find 116 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to employ, such as: apply, engage, exploit, handle, occupy, and operate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.