They employ every trick to attain real power, though it is not absolute.
My work is noble, I bring investments to the country and employ people.
Beck has a tendency to employ a fascinating array of visual aids that are starting to put Jim Cramer to shame.
The French soon asked her to spy for them as well, but they quickly learned that she was technically in the employ of the Germans.
Southwick will likely employ celebrity divorce attorney Robert Kaufman, if she goes ahead with the divorce.
Ferdinand had entered the employ of this Orgon with the intentions of a Tartuffe.
We shall have to employ two men to move the heavy furniture.
She often thought that if she could but employ scrubwomen all the time, the problem would be half solved.
How are they to employ the day, or what inducement have they to employ it, in recruiting their stock of health?
The first thought of Frederick evidently was that Voltaire had really been a spy in the employ of the French government.
early 15c., from Middle French employer, from Old French emploiier (12c.) "make use of, apply; increase; entangle; devote," from Latin implicare "enfold, involve, be connected with," from in- (see in- (2)) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)).
Sense of "hire, engage" first recorded in English 1580s, from "involve in a particular purpose," a sense which arose in Late Latin. Related: Employed; employing. The noun is 1660s, from French emploi. Imply, which is the same word, retains more of the original sense.