employ

Part of speech: verb

To have in service; furnish work for; use; apply.

Part of speech: noun

The state of being employed; service.

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Usage examples "employ":

  1. The good thou dost afford Lightly do we employ, All careless of the one who giveth joy. - "Laments", Jan Kochanowski.
  2. To employ our time we worked hours at the cairn, which soon assumed gigantic proportions. - "South with Scott", Edward R. G. R. Evans.
  3. The offence lay far too deep for that, and Handel realised that he must employ some special means of grace to secure his master's pardon. - "Story-Lives of Great Musicians", Francis Jameson Rowbotham.