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Synonyms for employ

in the service of


  • in the service of
  • employed by
  • hired by
  • engaged by
  • in the payroll of

Synonyms for employ

to obtain the use or services of

to make busy

the state of being employed

Synonyms for employ

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A department is to those it employs a complex personality with ideas and even fads of its own.
The top of the tree; employs a power of hands; has the very best society in the profession.
The child's father is employed by the house that employs me; that's how I came to know it, Charley.
In like manner, the disbelief of a Divine Providence renders a man incapable of holding any public station; for, since kings avow themselves to be the deputies of Providence, the Lilliputians think nothing can be more absurd than for a prince to employ such men as disown the authority under which he acts.
If there should not be a large army constantly at the disposal of the national government it would either not be able to employ force at all, or, when this could be done, it would amount to a war between parts of the Confederacy concerning the infractions of a league, in which the strongest combination would be most likely to prevail, whether it consisted of those who supported or of those who resisted the general authority.
It must stand in need of no intermediate legislations; but must itself be empowered to employ the arm of the ordinary magistrate to execute its own resolutions.
There are, again, some arts which employ all the means above mentioned, namely, rhythm, tune, and metre.
Of this endless modern examples could be given, showing how many treaties and engagements have been made void and of no effect through the faithlessness of princes; and he who has known best how to employ the fox has succeeded best.
It is through the information brought by the converted spy that we are able to acquire and employ local and inward spies.
They were of the remnants of a party of Iroquois hunters that came from Canada into these mountain regions many years previously, in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Surely, surely I bring home as much at night as any other demoiselle you employ.
From time to time, they bring the peltries they have collected to the trading houses of the company in whose employ they have been brought up.
You have not hesitated to entrust your heads to a man, whom no one could employ to make even the shoes for their feet.
You are not without the capacity of veneration, and faith and hope, and conscience and reason, and every other requisite to a Christian's character, if you choose to employ them; but all our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise: therefore, if you choose to use the bad, or those which tend to evil, till they become your masters, and neglect the good till they dwindle away, you have only yourself to blame.
Mark Pritchard (Con, The Wrekin) employs his wife Sondra Pritchard as office manager.