employ

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪmˈplɔɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɛmˈplɔɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(em ploi)


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employ

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. employ [workers, staff, graduates, researchers, people]
  2. employs [over, more than] 1,000 [workers]
  3. the [company, government, sector] employs
  4. employ [skilled, local, foreign, qualified] workers
  5. (currently) employed by the [company, state, bank, government]
  6. employed to [meet, make, protect, design, monitor, help]
  7. employ the [help, services, expertise] of
  8. employed her help [to, with]
  9. employ new [computers, techniques, methods, technology]
  10. employ your time [reading, studying, playing, watching]
  11. time [would, might] be better employed (in)
n
  1. is in the employ of [an agency, the government, a rich businessman]
  2. was [covertly, secretly, unknowingly] in the employ of
  3. started working in the employ of a [grocer, carpenter, local store owner]
  4. is in the employ of the enemy (faction, nation)
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