Employ is defined as to give someone work for pay, or to put someone or something to use.(verb)
The definition of employ is the state of having a job.(noun)
An example of employ is working in a school.
See employ in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME emploien < OFr emploier < L implicare, to enfold, engage: see imply
See employ in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb em·ployed, em·ploy·ing, em·ploys
Origin: Middle English emploien
Origin: , from Old French emploier
Origin: , from Latin implicāre, to involve
Origin: : in-, in; see en-1
Origin: + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.
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