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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

New York now employs fewer cops, firefighters, and sanitation workers than it did in 2002.

The problem starts in that instant of electric mistrust when the cop reaches for his gun, or employs a homicidal chokehold.

But the industry employs over 11 million people, and the EEOC received just 7,256 total complaints from all industries last year.

The city employs three times more people in energy than its second place rival, Dallas-Ft.

Iyer employs a terrific combination of erudition and absurdity that calls to mind the great postmodernists.

He employs pressures as high as fifty inches and never uses less than six.

The Chinese planter often raises large fields of the plants, and employs many hands to tend and cultivate them.

The estate employs 200 oxen and 180 slaves as labourers, besides those for the service of the family.

It combines and employs in its manifestation the method and material, not of one art only, but of all the arts.

He is still alive, and though advanced in years, employs the few days which still remain to him in labouring to become richer.


On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to employs, such as: use, engage, handle, utilize, occupy, and exploit.

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