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em·ploy

 (ĕm-ploi′)
tr.v. em·ployed, em·ploy·ing, em·ploys
1.
a. To provide work to (someone) for pay: agreed to employ the job applicant.
b. 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 pen to open the package; employed her skills in the new job.
3. To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose: employed several months in learning Swahili.
n.
1. The state of being employed: in the employ of the city.
2. Archaic An occupation.

[Middle English emploien, from Old French emploier, from Latin implicāre, to involve : in-, in; see en-1 + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

em·ploy′a·bil′i·ty n.
em·ploy′a·ble adj.
em·ploy′er n.

em•ploy•a•ble

(ɛmˈplɔɪ ə bəl)

adj.
1. able to be employed; usable.
2. qualified to work and available for hire.
n.
3. a person who is ready and qualified to work.
[1685–95]
em•ploy`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.employable - a person who is qualified and ready to work
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
Adj.1.employable - physically and mentally capable of working at a regular job and available
unemployable - not acceptable for employment as a worker; "his illiteracy made him unemployable"

employable

adjective
2. In a condition to be used:
Translations

employable

[ɪmˈplɔɪəbl] ADJ [person] → con capacidad para trabajar; [skill] → útil, utilizable

employable

[ɪmˈplɔɪəbəl] adj [person] → adapté(e) au marché de l'emploi

employable

adj personanstellbar, zu beschäftigen pred
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