engage meaning

[ in'geidʒ ] Pronunciation:   "engage" in a sentence
  • Verb: engage  en'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
      - absorb, engross, occupy 
    3. Engage or hire for work
      - hire, employ 
    4. Ask to represent; of legal counsel 
    5. Give to in marriage
      - betroth, affiance, plight 
    6. Get caught
      "make sure the gear is engaged" 
    7. Carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
      - wage 
    8. Hire for work or assistance
      "engage aid, help, services, or support"
      - enlist 
    9. Engage for service under a term of contract
      - lease, rent, hire, charter, take 
    10. Keep engaged
      "engaged the gears"
      - mesh, lock, operate
    Adjective: engagé
    1. Committed to some cause

    Derived forms: engaged, engaging, engages

    See also: engagement

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

    Antonym: disengage

    Encyclopedia: Engage

  • [Business]
    verb [+ obj] (formal)

    to employ sb to do a particular job:

    He is currently engaged as a consultant.

    They engaged a young designer to create a new corporate identity.

    We will have to engage the services of a translator.

  • [Defence]
    (*) 1. In air defense, a fire control order used to direct or authorize units and/or weapon systems to fire on a designated target.
    See also cease engagement; hold fire.
    2. (DOD only) To bring the enemy under fire.

  • [Computer]
    <spelling> Do you mean Nokia N-Gage?


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  1. yes, he has engaged in international trade.
  2. he is engaged in his military studies.
  3. he industriously engages in unostentatious hard work ...
  4. he is engaged in doing his french exercises.
  5. we have engaged three express tickets.

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