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See definition of employ on Dictionary.com
  • verbmake use of
  • verbgive money in exchange for work performed

synonyms for employ

  • apply
  • engage
  • exploit
  • handle
  • occupy
  • operate
  • spend
  • use
  • utilize
  • bestow
  • exercise
  • exert
  • fill
  • manipulate
  • bring to bear
  • keep busy
  • put to use
  • take up
  • use up
See also synonyms for: employed / employing / employs

antonyms for employ

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  • be lazy
  • surrender
  • yield
  • take
  • fire
  • ignore
  • lay off
  • let go
  • misuse
  • shun
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How to use employ in a sentence

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.
10 WAYS PEOPLE HUNT AND FISH WITHOUT BULLETS OR HOOKSSTEVEN HILL/FIELD & STREAMOCTOBER 4, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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.
THE JOBS ANIMALS DOSOHINI DAS GUPTASEPTEMBER 5, 2021OZY
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.
MISS MANNERS: HOW TO ASK INDIRECTLY ABOUT A MISSING GIFTJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
All this will, doubtless, throw a number of deserving persons out of employ.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
In fact, Frank was the only European in Meerut who would employ the man, whose extraordinary appearance went against him.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The bank did not employ him to steal, but to perform the ordinary banking duties.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
And if we did that, they would employ their usual treachery and evil methods, as they generally do.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
It also empowered the Board to employ persons for carrying the Act into effect.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
I asked why he should employ Irishmen, in preference to doing the work with his own hands.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
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WORDS RELATED TO EMPLOY

  • captivate
  • concern
  • consume
  • employ
  • engage
  • engross
  • fascinate
  • fill
  • hold
  • immerse
  • involve
  • monopolize
  • obsess
  • preoccupy
  • rivet
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.