employ VERB 1) give work to (someone) and pay them for it. 2) make use of. 3) keep occupied.
in the employ of — Cf. ↑in the employ of
DERIVATIVES employability noun employable adjective.
ORIGIN Old French employer, from Latin implicare 'involve, imply' .

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