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Verb: engage  en'geyj or in'geyj
  1. Carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    "They engaged in a discussion";
    - prosecute, pursue
  2. Consume all of one's attention or time
    "Her interest in butterflies engages her completely";
    - absorb, engross, occupy
  3. Start in a job or pay to do a particular piece of work
    "They engaged two new secretaries in the department";
    - hire, employ
  4. Ask to represent; of legal counsel
  5. Give to in marriage
    - betroth [archaic], affiance [literary], plight [archaic]
  6. Get caught
    "make sure the gear is engaged"
  7. Carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
    "Napoleon and Hitler engaged war against all of Europe";
    - wage
  8. Hire for work or assistance
    "engage aid, help, services, or support";
    - enlist
  9. Engage for service under a term of contract
    "Let's engage a car";
    - lease, rent, hire, charter, take
  10. Keep engaged
    "engaged the gears";
    - mesh, lock, operate
  11. (military) start armed combat with

Derived forms: engaged, engaging, engages

Type of: acquire, act, displace, fight, get, interest, move, procure, secure, struggle, touch, vow

Antonym: disengage

Encyclopedia: Engage