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  Definition of engage
  1. get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"
  2. engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
  3. give to in marriage
  4. keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
  5. 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?"
  6. as of aid, help, services, or support
  7. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
  8. as of wars, battles, or campaigns; "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
  9. ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I''m retaining a lawyer"
  10. engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
Similar Words: absorb, engross, occupy, betroth, affiance, plight, mesh, lock, operate, lease, rent, hire, charter, take, enlist, prosecute, pursue, wage, employ

 

Hyponyms: lock, involve, consume, rivet, throw, flip, switch, ride, recruit, close, politick, put up, provide, offer, featherbed, fill, ship, sign, contract, sign on, sign up, rat, subcontract, farm out, job

 

Derivational Morphology: engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking, occupation, business, job, line of work, line, concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion, preoccupation, preoccupancy, intentness, betrothal, troth, espousal, operation, interlock, charter, rent, tenant, renter, rental, renting, lease, term of a contract, pastime, interest, pursuit, pursuer, participation, involvement, involution, pursuance, prosecution, battle, conflict, fight, employment, employ, employee, employer, boss, hirer

 

Anagrams: Aegean

 

 
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