v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Engaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Engaging .]
2.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.
3.To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw.
4.To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to engross; to draw on.
Thus shall mankind his guardian care engage.
- Pope.
5.To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to conflict.
6.(Mach.) 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.
v. i.1.To promise or pledge one's self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant.
How proper the remedy for the malady, I engage not.
- Fuller.
2.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.
3.To enter into conflict; to join battle; as, the armies engaged in a general battle.
4.(Mach.) To be in gear, as two cogwheels working together.
Verb1.engage - carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
Synonyms: pursue, prosecute
2.engage - engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
Synonyms: engross, occupy, absorb
3.engage - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
Synonyms: hire, employ
4.engage - ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer"
5.engage - give to in marriage
Synonyms: affiance, betroth, plight
6.engage - get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"
disengage - become free; "in neutral, the gears disengage"
7.engage - as of wars, battles, or campaigns; "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
Synonyms: wage
8.engage - as of aid, help, services, or support
Synonyms: enlist
9.engage - 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?"
Synonyms: charter, hire, rent, lease, take
10.engage - keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
Synonyms: mesh, lock, operate
disengage, withdraw - release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
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