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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 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.
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