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Definition 1: the state of being employed or having a job - [noun denoting state]

Samples where employ or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are looking for employment
  • he was in the employ of the city

Synonyms for employ in the sense of this definition

(employ is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

Definition 2: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose - [verb of consumption]

Samples where employ or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for employ in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of employ ) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

"She committed herself to the work of God" "give one's talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"

(... is a kind of employ ) use or manipulate to one's advantage

"He exploit the new taxation system" "She knows how to work the system" "he works his parents for sympathy"

(... is a kind of employ ) draw from; make good use of

"we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

(... is a kind of employ ) use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

"He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro" "Don't strain your mind too much"

(... is a kind of employ ) put to use

"exert one's power or influence"

(... is a kind of employ ) have benefit from

"enjoy privileges"

(... is a kind of employ ) travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route

"He takes the bus to work" "She takes Route 1 to Newark"

(... is a kind of employ ) use jointly or in common

(... is a kind of employ ) cause to work

"he is working his servants hard"

(... is a kind of employ ) apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design

"implement a procedure"

(... is a kind of employ ) have recourse to

"The government resorted to rationing meat"

(... is a kind of employ ) use again after processing

"We must recycle the cardboard boxes"

(... is a kind of employ ) use parts of something to repair something else

(... is a kind of employ ) employ in a game or in a specific position

"They played him on first base"

(... is a kind of employ ) use or move

"I had to play my queen"

(... is a kind of employ ) use all resources available

"The organizers pulled out all the stops for the centennial meeting"

(... is a kind of employ ) attribute or give

"She put too much emphasis on her the last statement" "He put all his efforts into this job" "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"

(... is a kind of employ ) use diligently

"ply your wits!"

(... is a kind of employ ) address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question

(... is a kind of employ ) use inefficiently or inappropriately

"waste heat" "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"

(... is a kind of employ ) apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly

"The words are misapplied in this context" "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"

(... is a kind of employ ) use to one's advantage

"He availed himself of the available resources"

(... is a kind of employ ) make use of too often or too extensively

(employ causes ...) be pertinent or relevant or applicable

"The same laws apply to you!" "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" "The same rules go for everyone"

(employ has a similar meaning as ...) avail oneself to

"apply a principle" "practice a religion" "use care when going down the stairs" "use your common sense" "practice non-violent resistance"

Samples where employ or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They hired two new secretaries in the department
  • How many people has she employed?

Synonyms for employ in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of employ ) hire more workers than are necessary

(... is a kind of employ ) appoint someone to (a position or a job)

(... is a kind of employ ) ask to represent; of legal counsel

"I'm retaining a lawyer"

(... is a kind of employ ) hire for work on a ship

(... is a kind of employ ) engage by written agreement

"They signed two new pitchers for the next season"

(... is a kind of employ ) employ scabs or strike breakers in

(... is a kind of employ ) arranged for contracted work to be done by others

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