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Definitions of engage

  1. engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. get caught; as of gears Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. as to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. keep engaged; "engaged the gears" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. as of aid, help, services, or support Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. as of wars, battles, or campaigns; "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. give to in marriage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. To put under pledge; to pledge; to place under obligations to do or forbear doing something, as by a pledge, oath, or promise; to bind by contract or promise. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To gain for service; to bring in as associate or aid; to enlist; as, to engage friends to aid in a cause; to engage men for service. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to engross; to draw on. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to conflict. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To come into gear with; as, the teeth of one cogwheel engage those of another, or one part of a clutch engages the other part. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To promise or pledge one's self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To embark in a business; to take a part; to employ or involve one's self; to devote attention and effort; to enlist; as, to engage in controversy. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To enter into conflict; to join battle; as, the armies engaged in a general battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To be in gear, as two cogwheels working together. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To occupy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To pledge or bind by oath or contract; to betroth; to win; as, his smile engages every one to him; in machinery, to come into gear with; make liable for a debt; secure for aid or employment; as, to engage a workman; encounter in battle; occupy the time or attention of; as, to engage one in conversation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To promise or assume an obligation; occupy oneself; as, to engage in business; enter a conflict. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To bind by a gage or pledge: to render liable: to gain for service: to enlist: to gain over: to win: to occupy: to enter into contest with. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. To pledge one's word: to become bound: to take a part: to enter into conflict. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. To become bound; take part; enter in to contest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To bind; gain for service; win; encounter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To bind by promise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To attract. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. To join in conflict with. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. To bind oneself by promise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. To busy oneself. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To begin or maintain a conflict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. To bind by compact or promise; to bind as surety; to pawn or stake as a pledge; to enlist; to bespeak; to embark; to win and attach; to attract and fix; to occupy; to encounter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To encounter; to meet in conflict; to embark in any business; to undertake; to promise or pledge one's word; to bind one's self. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To occupy, as one's time; to undertake; to win, as affection; to hold, as in attention; to embark in, as in business; to bespeak, as rooms or a partner in a dance; to bind one's self as surety; to enlist for a service; to unite by contract; to begin to fight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. Do you mean Nokia N-Gage? foldoc_fs
  40. en-g[=a]j', v.t. to bind by a gage or pledge: to render liable: to gain for service: to enlist: to gain over: to betroth: (archit.) to fasten: to win: to occupy: to enter into contest with: (obs.) to entangle.--v.i. to pledge one's word: to become bound: to take a part: to enter into conflict.--p.adj. ENGAGED', pledged: promised, esp. in marriage: greatly interested: occupied: (archit.) partly built or sunk into, or so appearing: geared together, interlocked.--n. ENGAGE'MENT, act of engaging: state of being engaged: that which engages: betrothal: promise: employment: a fight or battle.--p.adj. ENGAG'ING, winning: attractive.--adv. ENGAG'INGLY.--ENGAGE FOR, to answer for. [Fr. engager--en gage, in pledge. See GAGE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. Bind by contract or promise (esp. of marriage, as engaged couple); hire (servant); bespeak (seats, cab, &c.); pledge oneself (to do, that); e. for, guarantee, promise; induce; attract, charm, (esp. in part.), whence engagingly adv.; (Arch.) fasten (pillar) into wall; interlock (thing with another); hold fast (attention); employ (usu. pass.); embark in (politics &c.); bring (troops) into conflict; enter into conflict with (also with). Hence engagement n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. To impawn, to stake; to enlist, to bring into a party; to embark in an affair, to enter in an undertaking; to unite, to attach; to induce, to win by pleasing means, to gain; to bind by any appointment or contract; to seize by the attention; to employ, to hold in business; to encounter, to fight. Complete Dictionary
  43. To conflict, to fight; to embark in any business, to enlist in any party. Complete Dictionary

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