give work and pay to; take on or appoint a person as a paid worker
make use of
"they are looking for employment"
"he was in the employ of the city"
"use your head!"
"we only use Spanish at home"
"I can't use this tool"
"Apply a magnetic field here"
"This thinking was applied to many projects"
"How do you utilize this tool?"
"I apply this rule to get good results"
"use the plastic bags to store the food"
"He doesn't know how to use a computer"
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"
"How many people has she employed?"
Employ your chiefest thoughts to courtship.
出自：Merchant of Venice , Shakespeare
She employed frequently all the improper words she knew.
出自： J. G. Cozzens
They were going to take a leaf out of the Germans' book and employ poison gas.
出自： C. S. Forester
A complicated puzzle on which to employ his wit.
出自： A. Wilson
Large numbers of female workers are employed at the lowest rates of pay.
He employed his spare time in reading.
He employs himself in reading after work.
He is employing himself in compiling a dictionary of English idioms.
She employed herself in writing.
We should always be employed in something.
They were employed in scientific researches.
More scientists are being employed in studies to develop new medicines.
She was employed in watering the flowers.
The children were employed in weeding the garden.
She was employed in copying letters.
For a day or two we were busily employed in unpacking and laying out our property to the best advantage.
He was employed in a bank.