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Principal Translations
emplear vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (usar) (tool, skill)use vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (time, energy)spend, expend vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (formal)employ, utilize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Emplea el compás para dibujar un círculo.
 Use the compass to draw a circle.
emplear vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (dar trabajo) (sign agreement)hire, contract vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)engage, recruit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (give work)employ vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (sports, entertainment)sign vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 La empresa emplea a unos quince trabajadores.
 The firm is hiring (or: contracting) about fifteen workers.
 
Additional Translations
emplearse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (usarse)be used v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Se emplearon cinco rollos de papel para empapelar el dormitorio.
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