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Employ vs. Employee

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Employnoun

The state of being an employee; employment.

‘The school district has six thousand teachers in its employ.’;

Employeenoun

An individual who provides labor to a company or another person.

‘One way to encourage your employees to work harder is by giving them incentives.’;

Employverb

To hire (somebody for work or a job).

‘Yesterday our local garage employed a new mechanic.’;

Employeenoun

One employed by another.

Employverb

To use (somebody for a job, or something for a task).

‘The burglar employed a jemmy to get in.’;

Employeenoun

a worker who is hired to perform a job

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Employverb

To make busy.

Employverb

To inclose; to infold.

Employverb

To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; - often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies.

‘This is a day in which the thoughts . . . ought to be employed on serious subjects.’;

Employverb

To occupy; as, to employ time in study.

‘Jonathan . . . and Jahaziah . . . were employed about this matter.’; ‘Thy vineyard must employ the sturdy steerTo turn the glebe.’;

Employnoun

That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.

‘The whole employ of body and of mind.’;

Employnoun

the state of being employed or having a job;

‘they are looking for employment’; ‘he was in the employ of the city’;

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Employverb

put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;

‘use your head!’; ‘we only use Spanish at home’; ‘I can't make use of 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’;

Employverb

engage or hire for work;

‘They hired two new secretaries in the department’; ‘How many people has she employed?’;

Employverb

give work to (someone) and pay them for it

‘temporary staff can be employed to undertake the work’; ‘the firm employs 150 people’;

Employverb

keep occupied

‘the newcomers are employed in developing the technology into a product’;

Employverb

make use of

‘the methods they have employed to collect the data’;

Employnoun

the state of being employed for wages or a salary

‘I started work in the employ of a grocer’;

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Employnoun

employment

‘her place of employ’;

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