- vt. 雇用 give work and pay to; take on or appoint a person as a paid worker
- vt. 使用,利用 make use of
- [U]雇用,受雇; 服务 employment, service
- [C]工作,职业 job
- the state of being employed or having a job;
"they are looking for employment"
"he was in the employ of the city"
- put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;
"use your head!"
"we only use Spanish at home"
"I can't use this tool"
"Apply a magnetic field here"
"This thinking was applied to many projects"
"How do you utilize this tool?"
"I apply this rule to get good results"
"use the plastic bags to store the food"
"He doesn't know how to use a computer"
- engage or hire for work;
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"
"How many people has she employed?"
- They employ casual labor to pick the fruit
- You must employ someone to oversee the project.
- Why do you think we should employ you?
- Different artists employ different painting techniques.
- We employ different security techniques to protect the database.
The factory employed 600 hands.
He employs three typists.
They employed five waiters.
We could not employ him then.
If you don't trust him, why do you employ him?
They didn't dare to employ a good-looking girl themselves for fear of what people would say.
This bird employs its beak as a weapon.
How do you employ your spare time?
He employs his time wisely.
You should employ your time better.
They have employed none of the imported alloys in manufacturing this kind of steel.
He employed himself teaching English.
His wife employs part of her leisure time working in their garden.
He employed his spare time reading novels.
At the moment I am employed by International Computer Co.Ltd.
New methods of production were employed a few years ago.
You would be better employed tidying your room.
They employed the girl as a typist.
We employ her as an English interpreter.
The company employed his sister as a secretary.
The company employs Mr.Tetterman as a consultant.
We employ English as a common language.
This bird employs its beak as a weapon.
All the units employ hollow burned-clay blocks as the basic raw material.
She is employed as a bank clerk.
Richard is employed as an accountant.
She is employed as a secretary in the firm.
He once was employed as a country school-teacher.
A hollow tube is often employed as a conductor of current.
He employed ten workers to sell computers.
We usually employ a knife to cut up food.
We are employing a firm of architects to design a new extension.
We employed a lawyer to straighten out our legal tangle.
The police employed force to open the door.
The police had to employ force to break up the crowd.
She was employed to design an engine.
I left their employ after an argument.
He found a good employ.
- employ about (v.+prep.)
雇用 give work and pay to employ sth about sth 用于 be ～ed 结构
It is a pity that such an ability as him should be employed about such trifling matters.真可惜,像他这样有才能的人竟然被用来干这类琐事。
- 雇用 give work and pay to employ sth about sth 用于 be ～ed 结构
- employ at (v.+prep.)
雇用 pay sb to work (at a particular place, or rate of pay) employ sb at sth/v-ing
The company employs thousands of men at its car factory.这个公司在汽车厂雇用了数千名工人。用于 be ～ed 结构
Large numbers of female workers are employed at the lowest rates of pay.大批女工以最低工资受雇。
- 雇用 pay sb to work (at a particular place, or rate of pay) employ sb at sth/v-ing
- employ for (v.+prep.)
雇人干… pay sb to work at
He employed a lot of men for the harvest. 收获季节他雇了很多人。
He employed a gardener for the heavy digging. 他雇了一名花匠干挖土的重活。
◇ 用于 be ～ed 结构
How long have you been employed for this job? 你被雇用干这活多久了?
The two girls were employed for filling envelopes. 雇了两个女孩装信封。
把…用来做 use sth to do sth
We employ aluminium for our cooking pots. 我们用铝做饭锅。
He employed a knife for cutting the cake. 他用小刀切蛋糕。
They employ radar for tracking planes. 他们用雷达跟踪飞机。
He employs a pen for sketching. 他用钢笔画素描。
◇ 用于 be ～ed 结构
That implement was employed for that purpose. 那件工具是为那个目的使用的。
A bulldozer was employed for excavating the foundations of the building. 推土机用来给楼房挖地基。
- 雇人干… pay sb to work at
- employ in (v.+prep.)
使忙于,使从事于 be busy with sth or do-ing sth employ oneself/sth in sth/v-ing
She employed all her free time in sewing.她把所有空闲时间都拿来做针线活。
He employed his spare time in reading.他利用空闲时间看书。
He employs himself in reading after work.下班以后,他把时间花在看书上。
He is employing himself in compiling a dictionary of English idioms.他正忙于编写一本英语习语词典。
She employed herself in writing.她从事写作。用于 be ～ed 结构
We should always be employed in something.我们总得干些事。
They were employed in scientific researches.他们从事科学研究。
More scientists are being employed in studies to develop new medicines.更多的科学家正在从事开发新药的研究。
She was employed in watering the flowers.她忙着给花浇水。
The children were employed in weeding the garden.孩子们正忙着给花园除草。
She was employed in copying letters.她被雇来抄写书信。
For a day or two we were busily employed in unpacking and laying out our property to the best advantage.我们打开行囊,布置陈设,一直忙了一两天。
He was employed in a bank.他在一家银行工作。
- 使忙于,使从事于 be busy with sth or do-ing sth employ oneself/sth in sth/v-ing
- in the employ of〔in sb's employ〕
受…雇用,在…任职 employed by
He has been in the employ of the company for nearly forty years. 他已经受雇于这家公司将近40年了。
He was in the employ of the government. 他在政府任职。
At that time I was in the employ of a well-known engineering firm. 当时我受雇于一家有名的工程公司。
The agent was in the employ of a foreign country. 那个特工人员受雇于某外国。
She has fifty workers in her employ. 她雇用了50名工人。
How long has she been in your employ? 你雇用她多长时间了?
He is in Mr. Smith's employ. 他在史密斯先生处工作。
He dismissed five workers in his employ. 他开除了5个他雇用的人。
- 受…雇用,在…任职 employed by
- employ a hammer 使用锤子
- employ a knife 使用一把刀
- employ a method 使用方法
- employ a secretary 雇一个秘书
- employ a servant 雇一个仆人
- employ a typewriter 雇一个打字员
- employ a worker 雇一个工人
- employ its beak 使用鸟嘴
- employ one's spare time 使用〔利用〕时间
- employ water 倒水
- employ actively 积极地使用
- employ advantageously 有利地使用
- employ anxiously 忧虑地使用
- employ conspicuously 惹人注目地雇用,惹人注目地使用
- employ extensively 广泛使用
- employ faithfully 诚聘
- employ figuratively 象征性地使用
- employ frequently 经常雇用,经常使用,经常忙于
- employ fully 十分忙碌于
- employ gainfully 有报酬地雇用
- employ gradually 渐渐干涸
- employ manually 从事体力劳动
- employ methodically 井井有条地雇用
- employ occasionally 偶尔使用
- employ peacefully 平和地雇用
- employ profitably 有益地雇用
- employ skillfully 熟练地从事
- employ sparingly 不滥使用
- employ steadily 稳定地使用
- employ suitably 适用
- employ systematically 系统地使用
- employ temporarily 暂时雇用
- employ thriftily 节俭地使用
- employ unceasingly 不断雇用,不断使用
- employ underground 偷偷地雇用
- employ uselessly 无用地利用
- employ usually 通常雇用
- employ vigilantly 谨慎地雇用
- employ vigorously 精力充沛
- employ wisely 善于利用
- employ out a drawer 将抽屉腾空
Employ your chiefest thoughts to courtship.出自：Merchant of Venice,Shakespeare
She employed frequently all the improper words she knew.出自：J. G. Cozzens
They were going to take a leaf out of the Germans' book and employ poison gas.出自：C. S. Forester
A complicated puzzle on which to employ his wit.出自：A. Wilson
- employ, hire
这两个词都有“雇用”的意思。其区别是：1.employ表示一般意义的“雇用”某人,被雇用人工作相对稳定,有固定薪水,还可能晋升职务等,多用于政府部门、工商企业、银行、公司、团体等各种机构,如果用于私人雇用时,即讲好工作待遇,就可开始工作; hire作“雇用”解时,是美式英语或非正式的英语用法,多指用低薪雇用临时工人或进行特殊工作的人。例如:One thousand hands are employed at this factory.这个工厂雇用1000名工人。They employ day-labourers during the busy season.他们忙时要雇短工。We hired a driver to take us on a tour of the city.我们雇了一个司机带我们浏览这个城市。2.employ的宾语是人, hire的宾语可以是人,也可以是物。 例如:The new road will employ thousands of men.修这条新路要用成千上万的人。The store hired two more clerks for the sale.这家商店为了这次廉价销售又雇了两名店员。During the holiday we hired a boat and went fishing.假期我们租了一条船去钓鱼。
- employ, use
这两个词都可表示“用,使用”。其区别是：1.当强调雇用、选用时用employ,强调手段或工具时用use。例如:They employed the weapon of self-criticism.他们使用了自我批评的武器。May I use your knife?我可以用你的刀子吗?2.use的宾语多为具体的事物; employ的宾语多为时间、权力等抽象名词。例如:He employed his spare time in reading.他利用空闲时间看书。We used 20 tons of coal last winter.去年冬天我们用了20吨煤。3.use要比employ常用。
- ☆ 17世纪60年代进入英语，直接源自法语的eempoli，意为雇用，聘。