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verb [transitive] employ pronunciation in American English /ɪmˈplɔɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyemploy
he/she/itemploys
present participleemploying
past tenseemployed
past participleemployed

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  1. 1
    to pay someone regularly to do a job for you or to work as a member of your organization
    They employ a nanny, cleaner, and gardener.
    employ someone as something: Jean was employed by the company as a computer programmer.
    employ someone to do something: We should employ someone to manage production.
    be employed in something: A third of the population is employed in the coal mining industry.
  2. 2
    formal to use something for a particular purpose
    Two methods can be employed.

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