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employer

em·ploy·er

employer

 
pronunciation:
ihm ploI r
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person or business that pays others to work.
Her employer owns stores around the country.
synonyms:
boss
similar words:
business, director, firm, manager, organization, outfit, supervisor
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  business, relationship, work
Word Parts
The word employer contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean