1. To provide work to a person for pay. 2. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy: employed himself for an hour reading blogs. 2. To put (something to use or service: employed a knife to open the envelope; employed her skills in the new role.
3. To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose: employed several months in learning to speak French. 4. The state of being employed: in the employ of the company.

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