employ


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, find help, furnish occupation for, give a job to, give a position to, give a post to, give employment, give work to, hire, keep in service, occupatum, place, put to work, recruit, retain, retain the services of, secure, set to work, sign up, staff, take into employ, take into service, use another's services, use as an agent, versari associated concepts: actual employment, customarily employed, dangerous employment, employed in hazardous work, employed in interstate commerce, lawfully employed, legally employed, permanently employed II (make use of) verb apply, avail oneself of, capitalize upon, exercise, exploit, have recourse to, manipulate, mobilize, operate, ply, practice, profit by, put in action, put in operation, put to service, put to use, resort to, take advantage of, turn to account, turn to use, use, utilize, wield, work III index agency (legal relationship), apply (put in practice), appoint, capitalize (seize the chance), commit (entrust), delegate, employment, engage (hire), exercise (use), exert, expend (consume), exploit (make use of), exploitation, hire, impropriate, induct, labor (work), manipulate (utilize skillfully), ply, practice (engage in), recruit, resort, spend, wield

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


employ
v.
To hire someone to do a particular job in exchange for pay.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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


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