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To employ someone

employ

verb

to pay someone regularly to do a job for you or to work as a member of your organization

appoint

verb

to choose someone to do a particular job or have a particular position

take on

to start to employ someone

sign

verb

to officially employ someone to work for a particular organization

recruit

verb

to get someone to work in a company or join an organization

engage

verb

to start to employ someone or use their services

hire

verb

to pay someone to work for you

sign on

to employ someone to do a job

confirm

verb

to formally accept someone new in an important position

retain

verb

to employ a professional person such as a lawyer or doctor by paying an amount of money called a retainer before the work is done

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