Synonyms of employ in English:


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See Spanish definition of contratar


1‘Mary bought a Daimler and employed a chauffeur’

hire, engage, recruit, take on, take into employment, secure the services of, sign up, sign, put on the payroll, enrol, appoint, commission, enlist
retain, have in employment, have on the payroll
indenture, apprentice
informal take on board


2‘Sam was employed in carving a stone figure’

occupy, engage, involve, keep busy, tie up
absorb, engross, immerse

3‘the reactors employ carbon dioxide gas as a coolant’

use, utilize, make use of, avail oneself of, put into service
implement, apply, exercise, practise, put into practice, exert, bring into play, bring into action, bring to bear
draw on, resort to, turn to, have recourse to, take advantage of