employ

  • 1 employ — Employ. s. m. v. L usage qu on fait de quelque chose. Faire un bon employ, un mauvais employ de son argent, de son temps. il n a pû faire voir l employ de l argent qu il a touché. il faut faire apparoistre de l employ des deniers. quittance d… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 2 employ — em‧ploy [ɪmˈplɔɪ] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to pay someone to work for you: • The company employs 2000 people worldwide. employ somebody as something • He is employed as a baggage handler at the airport. employ somebody to do something …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Employ — Em*ploy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Employed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Employing}.] [F. employer, fr. L. implicare to fold into, infold, involve, implicate, engage; in + plicare to fold. See {Ply}, and cf. {Imply}, {Implicate}.] 1. To inclose; to infold.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Employ — Em*ploy , n. [Cf. F. emploi.] That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment. [1913 Webster] The whole employ of body and of mind. Pope. [1913 Webster] {In one s employ}, in one s service. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 employ — I (engage services) verb add to the payroll, appoint, assign, authorize, commission, contract, delegate, detineri, empower, engage, enlist, enroll, entrust with a task, entrust with management, fill a position, fill a vacancy, fill an opening,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 employ — ► VERB 1) give work to (someone) and pay them for it. 2) make use of. 3) keep occupied. ● in the employ of Cf. ↑in the employ of DERIVATIVES employability noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 employ — [v1] make use of apply, bestow, bring to bear*, engage, exercise, exert, exploit, fill, handle, keep busy*, manipulate, occupy, operate, put to use*, spend, take up*, use, use up*, utilize; concept 225 Ant. ignore, misuse, shun, unemploy employ… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 employ — [em ploi′, imploi′] vt. [ME emploien < OFr emploier < L implicare, to enfold, engage: see IMPLY] 1. to make use of; use 2. to keep busy or occupied; take up the attention, time, etc. of; devote [to employ oneself in study] 3. to provide… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Employ'e — Em ploy [ e] , n. [F., p. p. of employer.] One employed by another; a clerk or workman in the service of an employer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 employ — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. employer, from O.Fr. emploiier (12c.) make use of, apply; increase; entangle; devote, from L. implicare enfold, involve, be connected with, from in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + plicare to fold (see PLY (Cf. ply) (v.)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 employ — vb *use, utilize, apply, avail Analogous words: *practice, exercise, drill: engross, absorb, *monopolize: *choose, select, pick …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 employ — I UK [ɪmˈplɔɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms employ : present tense I/you/we/they employ he/she/it employs present participle employing past tense employed past participle employed *** 1) to pay someone regularly to do a job for you or to… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 employ — em|ploy1 W2S2 [ımˈplɔı] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: emploier to use , from Latin implicare; IMPLICATE] 1.) to pay someone to work for you ▪ The factory employs over 2000 people. employ sb as sth ▪ Kelly is employed as a mechanic …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 employ — em|ploy1 [ ım plɔı ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to pay someone regularly to do a job for you or work as a member of your organization: They employ a nanny, cleaner, and gardener. employ someone as something: Jean was employed by the company as a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 employ — [[t]ɪmplɔ͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦♦ employs, employing, employed 1) VERB If a person or company employs you, they pay you to work for them. [V n] The company employs 18 staff... [be V ed in/as n] More than 3,000 local workers are employed in the tourism… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 employ — /em ploy /, v.t. 1. to hire or engage the services of (a person or persons); provide employment for; have or keep in one s service: This factory employs thousands of people. 2. to keep busy or at work; engage the attentions of: He employs himself …

    Universalium

  • 17 employ — v. 1) to employ gainfully 2) (D; tr.) to employ as (she was employed as a programmer) * * * [ɪm plɔɪ] to employ gainfully (D; tr.) to employ as (she was employed as a programmer) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 employ — 1 /Im plOI/ verb (T) 1 to pay someone to work for you: The company employs 2000 people worldwide. | be employed as sth: Dave is employed as a baggage handler at the airport. | employ sb to do sth: Freelance consultants have been employed to look… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 employ — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English emploien, from Anglo French empleier, emploier, emplier to entangle, apply, make use of, from Latin implicare to enfold, involve, from in + plicare to fold more at ply Date: 15th century 1. a. to make… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 employ — verb 1 pay sb to work ADVERB ▪ actively, directly ▪ By 1960 the arms industry directly employed 3.5 million people. ▪ indirectly ▪ currently ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary