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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·ploy /ɪmˈplɔɪ, ɛm-/
 (vt.)僱用;用,使用使用,僱用,職業

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·ploy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Employed p. pr. & vb. n. Employing.]
 1. To inclose; to infold. [Obs.]
 2. To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies.
    This is a day in which the thoughts . . . ought to be employed on serious subjects.   --Addison.
 (b) To occupy; as, to employ time in study. (c) To have or keep at work; to give employment or occupation to; to intrust with some duty or behest; as, to employ a hundred workmen; to employ an envoy.
    Jonathan . . . and Jahaziah . . . were employed about this matter.   --Ezra x. 15.
 Thy vineyard must employ the sturdy steer
 To turn the glebe.   --Dryden.
 To employ one's self, to apply or devote one's time and attention; to busy one's self.
 Syn: -- To use; busy; apply; exercise; occupy; engross; engage. See Use.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·ploy, n.  That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.
    The whole employ of body and of mind.   --Pope.
 In one's employ, in one's service.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 employ
      n : the state of being employed or having a job; "they are
          looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the
          city" [syn: employment] [ant: unemployment]
      v 1: put into service; make work or employ (something) for a
           particular purpose or for its inherent or natural
           purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at
           home"; "I can't make use of 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"
           [syn: use, utilize, utilise, apply]
      2: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in
         the department"; "How many people has she employed?" [syn:
          hire, engage] [ant: fire]