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Overview of verb employ

The verb employ has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (42) use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

(put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

2. (14) hire, engage, employ

(engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")


Overview of adj employed

The adj employed has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) employed

(having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed")

2. employed

(put to use)

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