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Another word for employ

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Verb
  1. To obtain the use or services of

  2. To make busy

    See also:

    action

  3. To put into action or use

Noun
  1. The state of being employed

      1. Payment for services; wages.
      2. The amount paid to get the services of a person or the use of a thing
      3. A hiring or being hired
      1. The number or percentage of persons gainfully employed
      2. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
      3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
    See also:

    work

  2. Activity pursued as a livelihood

      1. (Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
      2. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
      3. A dishonest or fraudulent business or practice.
      1. Something one is making, doing, or acting upon, esp. as part of one's occupation or duty; task; undertaking
      2. A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. (--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
      2. A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
      3. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
      1. An exchange of one thing for another:
      2. A branch or kind of business:
      3. A means of earning one's living; occupation, work, or line of business
      1. An activity, such as a vocation or hobby, engaged in regularly.
      2. The act of pursuing.
      3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
      1. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
      2. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
      3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
      1. An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
      2. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
      3. That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business
      1. An open or functioning telephone connection:
      2. A sequence of related things that leads to a certain ending:
      3. One's trade, occupation, or field of interest:
      1. (Informal) A state of affairs:
      2. An operation done to improve one's appearance, or the result of such an operation. Often used in combination:
      3. A specific piece of work, as in one's trade, or done by agreement for pay
      1. The number or percentage of persons gainfully employed
      2. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
      3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
      1. An article or articles made by a process using manual skills
      2. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
      3. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
      1. A profession or occupation which one trains for and pursues as a lifework
      2. The general course or progression of one's working life or one's professional achievements:
      3. One's progress through life or in one's work
      1. A strong urge to become religious.
      2. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
      3. A job or occupation.
      1. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
      2. Serious work or endeavor:
      3. One's work, occupation, or profession
      1. The conscious use of the imagination in the production of objects intended to be contemplated or appreciated as beautiful, as in the arrangement of forms, sounds, or words.
      2. Products of this activity; imaginative works considered as a group:
      3. Any branch of creative work, esp. painting, drawing, or work in any other graphic or plastic medium
    See also:

    action

Another word for employ

Verb
  1. To make use of

      1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
      2. To put to or adapt for a special use:
      3. To put to some practical or specific use
      1. To cause (prices of stock, etc.) to fall or rise by wash sales, matched orders, etc.
      2. To move, arrange or operate something using the hands
      3. To work, operate, or treat with or as with the hand or hands; handle or use, esp. with skill
      1. To bring about a desired or appropriate effect; have a certain influence
      2. To produce a desired or proper effect:
      3. To be in action so as to produce an effect; act; function; work
      1. To put or bring into action or service; employ for or apply to a given purpose
      2. To take or consume for a purpose:
      3. To avail oneself of; practice:
  2. To obtain services for pay

    See also:

    use

    hire