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employ

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the state of being provided with a paying job
  • While you're under our employ, you can't do outside work for our competitors.
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employ

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1 to provide with a paying job
  • a new factory that will employ 500 people
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2 to put into action or service
  • She's looking for a job in which she can employ her considerable writing skills.
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bring to bear, draw on (or upon), make use of

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use, employ, utilize mean to put into service especially to attain an end. use implies availing oneself of something as a means or instrument to an end.
    • willing to use any means to achieve her ends
employ suggests the use of a person or thing that is available but idle, inactive, or disengaged.
    • looking for better ways to employ their skills
utilize may suggest the discovery of a new, profitable, or practical use for something.
    • an old wooden bucket utilized as a planter


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