Definition of EMPLOY

to provide with a paying job <a new factory that will employ 500 people>
Synonyms assume, engage, fee [chiefly Scottish], hire, lay on [chiefly British], pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up or on), take on
Near Antonyms furlough, lay off, lock out
Antonyms ax (or axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack
to put into action or service <looking for a job in which she can employ her considerable writing skills>
Near Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

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