employ
employ
transitive verb
1. (to hire the services of) 
a. emplear 
Given his excellent resume, we decided to employ the lawyer who interviewed with us this morning.Dado su excelente currículum, decidimos emplear al abogado al que entrevistamos esta mañana.
b. contratar 
According to the law, this bar is not allowed to employ anybody under 18 years of age.Según la ley, este bar no puede contratar a un menor de 18 años.
2. (to have working) 
a. emplear 
Our factory only employs workers from the local community.Nuestra fábrica solo emplea trabajadores de la comunidad local.
The company employs thousands of interns every summer.La empresa da empleo a miles de becarios cada verano.
3. (to make use of) 
a. emplear 
I don't care what means you employ. Make sure you return my money this week.No me importa los medios que emplees. Asegúrate de devolverme el dinero esta semana.
b. utilizar 
You should consider employing a different method to solve the problem if what you've tried hasn't worked.Debes considerar utilizar un método diferente para resolver el problema si lo que intentaste no funcionó.
c. usar 
The construction workers employed hammers to drive the nails into the beam.Los trabajadores de la construcción usaron martillos para clavar los clavos en la viga.
There was construction on the road, so we had to employ a different route than the one we were accustomed to.Había obras en la calle, así que tuvimos que valernos de una ruta diferente de la que solíamos usar.
noun
4. (employment) 
a. no direct translation 
Since I have very little experience, I was surprised that they decided to take me into their employ.Como tengo muy poca experiencia, me sorprendió que decidieran contratarme.
When she worked as a maid, she was in the employ of some of the worst people in the city.Cuando trabajaba como criada, trabajó para algunas de las peores personas de la ciudad.
employ
Noun
1. (formal) 
a. no direct translation 
to be in somebody's employtrabajar al servicio or a las órdenes de alguien
transitive verb
2. (workers) 
a. emplear 
to employ oneself (by or in doing something)ocuparse (en hacer algo)
3. (tool, time, force) 
a. emplear, utilizar 
employ [ɪmˈplɔɪ]
transitive verb
[+person] emplear; dar empleo a; [+object, method] emplear; usar; [+time] ocupar
the factory employs 600 people la fábrica da empleo a 600 trabajadores
to be employed in
thousands of people are employed in tourism miles de personas trabajan en el sector del turismo
noun
to be in the employ of sb (as company employee) ser empleado de algn; (as servant) estar al servicio de algn
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