[ US /ɛnˈɡeɪdʒ/ ]
[ UK /ɛnɡˈe‍ɪd‍ʒ/ ]
  1. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    She pursued many activities
    They engaged in a discussion
  2. get caught
    make sure the gear is engaged
  3. engage for service under a term of contract
    Let's rent a car
    We took an apartment on a quiet street
    Shall we take a guide in Rome?
  4. keep engaged
    engaged the gears
  5. give to in marriage
  6. hire for work or assistance
    engage aid, help, services, or support
  7. consume all of one's attention or time
    Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely
  8. ask to represent; of legal counsel
    I'm retaining a lawyer
  9. carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
    Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe
  10. engage or hire for work
    How many people has she employed?
    They hired two new secretaries in the department
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How To Use engage In A Sentence

  • We had engaged a very nice mare and stanhope, which we knew we could depend upon, when, the day before the race, the chestnut was declared lame, and not a presentable four-legged animal was to be hired in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846
  • Rules exist to be violated, so that the ‘bastard’ may be more violently characterized and the audience engaged in revengeful fury.
  • The services of the laboratory are offered gratuitously to any scientist or graduate student engaged in research which makes a significant contribution to progress in the fields of science.
  • It engages in iron ore mining, pellet production, manganese ore mining and ferroalloy production, as well as in the production of nonferrous minerals, such as kaolin, potash, copper and gold. Five BRIC Strength Stocks
  • The plaintiff had sued one member, Hunter, of a committee of the management of a hospital which had engaged him.
  • He engaged in endless litigation against the media.
  • They don't really need the conversational crutch of football, but they engage to connect with their colleagues. Times, Sunday Times
  • These results indicate that, depending on the unique features of a given learning, experience, very different classes of mechanisms can be engaged to subserve memory in a particular time domain.
  • She should not be engaged in remunerative work.
  • He is engaged in a bitter struggle with his rival to get control of the company.
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