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1. employ

verb. ['ɛmˈplɔɪ, ɪmˈplɔɪ'] put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.

Synonyms

  • implement
  • use
  • overuse
  • assign
  • give
  • utilize
  • pull out all the stops
  • recycle
  • reuse
  • waste
  • exploit
  • dedicate
  • apply
  • address
  • recur
  • cannibalize
  • misapply
  • avail
  • work
  • extend
  • cannibalise
  • fall back
  • enjoy
  • consecrate
  • put
  • share
  • put to work
  • utilise
  • hold
  • devote
  • reprocess
  • play
  • go for
  • strain
  • commit
  • practice
  • ply
  • exercise
  • resort
  • exert
  • overdrive
  • misuse
  • take

Antonyms

  • conserve
  • inactivity
  • abstain
  • nonfunctional

Etymology

  • employer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • implicare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Employ

  • redeploy
  • flournoy
  • destroy
  • quemoy
  • mcvoy
  • mcroy
  • mccloy
  • lacroix
  • illinois
  • deploy
  • bolshoi
  • sgroi
  • savoy
  • polloi
  • mckoy
  • mccoy
  • malloy
  • lavoy
  • lafoy
  • laboy
  • enjoy
  • elroy
  • dejoy
  • decoy
  • deboy
  • alroy
  • troy
  • stoy
  • kroy
  • floy

How do you pronounce employ?

Pronounce employ as ɪmˈplɔɪ.

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Sentences with employ


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
* Employees who work for businesses that employ less than four people at a time.

2. Verb, base form
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Quotes about employ


1. Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
- Akhenaton

2. A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
- Confucius

3. The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
- Alfred Adler

2. employ

verb. ['ɛmˈplɔɪ, ɪmˈplɔɪ'] engage or hire for work.

Synonyms

  • farm out
  • job
  • hire
  • sign
  • rat
  • fill
  • ship
  • contract
  • engage
  • subcontract
  • sign up
  • featherbed

Antonyms

  • functional
  • uselessness
  • inutility
  • supply

Etymology

  • employer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • implicare (Latin)

3. employ

noun. ['ɛmˈplɔɪ, ɪmˈplɔɪ'] the state of being employed or having a job.

Synonyms

  • employment

Antonyms

  • deposit
  • ride

Etymology

  • employer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • implicare (Latin)
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