What is employ?

  • (verb): Engage or hire for work.
    Synonyms: hire, engage
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "employ":

  • (noun): The state of being employed or having a job.
    Example: "He was in the employ of the city"
    Synonyms: employment
  • (verb): Put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.
    Synonyms: use, utilize, utilise, apply

Famous quotes containing the word employ:

    Good taste is either that which agrees with my taste or that which subjects itself to the rule of reason. From this we can see how useful it is to employ reason in seeking out the laws of taste.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    Some must employ the scythe
    Upon the grasses,
    That the walks be smooth
    For the feet of the angel.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)