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engage meaning and definition

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Definition of engage (verb)

  1. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    • "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
    • synonyms: prosecute, pursue
  2. consume all of one's attention or time
  3. engage or hire for work
    • "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
    • synonyms: employ, hire
    • antonym: can
  4. ask to represent; of legal counsel
    • "I'm retaining a lawyer"
  5. give to in marriage
  6. get caught
    • "make sure the gear is engaged"
    • antonym: disengage
  7. carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
    • "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
    • synonyms: wage
  8. hire for work or assistance
    • "engage aid, help, services, or support"
    • synonyms: enlist
  9. 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, lease, rent, take
  10. keep engaged
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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