(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of employing]
Syn. hiring, using, calling, commissioning, contracting, awarding, occupying, engaging, retaining; see also use 1 .
2. [An occupation]
Syn. job, profession, vocation; see job 1 , profession 1 , trade 2 , work 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. use utilization, application, operation, usage, exercise.
2. work job, position, occupation, employ, business, trade, field, profession, vocation, situation.
employing more workers than is necessary: featherbedding
favoritism in which family members and friends are hired first: nepotism
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of employing for wages: engagement, hire. See GET, WORK. 2. The state of being employed: employ, hire. See WORK. 3. The act of putting into play: application, exercise, exertion, implementation, operation, play, usage, use, utilization. See USED. 4. The condition of being put to use: application, duty, service, use, utilization. See USED. 5. Activity pursued as a livelihood: art, business, calling, career, craft, job, line, metier, occupation, profession, pursuit, trade, vocation, work. Slang: racket. Archaic: employ. See ACTION.

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