Definition of "employs" []

  • To engage or make use of the services of (a person) in return for money; hire (verb)
  • To provide work or occupation for; keep busy; occupy (verb)
  • To use as a means (verb)
  • The state of being employed (esp in the phrase in someone's employ) (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of employ. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "employs" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes Wycliffe employs a Latin word, as Resurrection, at other times he translates it, the Agen-rysynge"
  • "Discuss the ways in which the narrator has learned to write around controversial topics-or topics that might be perceived by the censor as controversial: the ellipses he uses instead of finishing sentences or scenes; the metaphors he employs from the long tradition of Iranian literature; the stream-of-consciousness style he sometimes employs instead of writing realistically."
  • "One of the teaching moments it employs is that whenever a character says ‘If only …’, it comes true."