Engage

  • 21engage — v. 1) (D; tr.) to engage as (to engage smb. as a guide) 2) (d; intr., tr.) to engage in (to engage in sports; to engage smb. in conversation) 3) (d; intr.) to engage with (the first gear engages with the second) 4) (H) we engaged him to drive us… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 22engage — verb ADVERB ▪ actively, directly ▪ Our contributors are actively engaging with tradition. ▪ fully, seriously ▪ constructively, effectively …

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  • 23engage — en|gage [ ın geıdʒ ] verb ** 1. ) transitive FORMAL to attract and keep someone s interest or attention: A good radio script should be able to engage the listener. a ) to start to employ someone or use their services: The company is to engage a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 24engage */*/ — UK [ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ] / US verb Word forms engage : present tense I/you/we/they engage he/she/it engages present participle engaging past tense engaged past participle engaged 1) a) [transitive] formal to attract and keep someone s interest or attention… …

    English dictionary

  • 25engage — [c]/ɛnˈgeɪdʒ / (say en gayj), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (engaged, engaging) –verb (t) 1. to occupy the attention or efforts of (a person, etc.): she engaged him in conversation. 2. to secure for aid, employment, use, etc.; hire: to engage a worker;… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 26engage — 01. Sue got [engaged] last summer, and the wedding is set for this December. 02. She showed off her diamond [engagement] ring to all her friends at the office. 03. Police have long suspected him of [engaging] in the illegal drug trade. 04. The… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 27engage — verb (engaged; engaging) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French engager, from en + gage pledge, gage Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to offer (as one s word) as security for a debt or cause 2. a. obsolete to entangle or entrap in or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 28engage — Synonyms and related words: absorb, absorb the attention, accept obligation, affiance, agree, agree to, answer for, appeal, approach, arrest, assault, assay, attack, attempt, attend to business, attract, bargain, bargain for, battle, be… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 29engage — engager, n. /en gayj /, v., engaged, engaging. v.t. 1. to occupy the attention or efforts of (a person or persons): He engaged her in conversation. 2. to secure for aid, employment, use, etc.; hire: to engage a worker; to engage a room. 3. to… …

    Universalium

  • 30engage in — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms engage in : present tense I/you/we/they engage in he/she/it engages in present participle engaging in past tense engaged in past participle engaged in formal 1) engage in something to take part in a particular …

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  • 31engage — i. To enter into air combat engagement with intruders. ii. An aircraft making contact with an arrester barrier engaging the barrier. See aircraft arresting barrier. iii. Contact made by a hook with an arrester wire engaging the wire. See aircraft …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 32engage — verb 1) tasks that engage children s interest Syn: capture, catch, arrest, grab, snag, draw, attract, gain, win, hold, grip, captivate, engross, absorb, occupy Ant …

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  • 33engage — verb 1) tasks which engage children s interest Syn: capture, catch, arrest, grab, draw, attract, gain, hold, grip, absorb, occupy 2) he engaged a secretary Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 34engage — [ɪnˈgeɪdʒ] verb 1) [I/T] if a part of a machine engages, or if you engage it, it fits into another part and they start to move together Ant: disengage 2) [T] formal to attract someone s interest or attention and keep it 3) [T] formal to employ… …

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  • 35engage — /ɪn geɪdʒ/ verb 1. to arrange to employ workers or advisors ● If we increase production we will need to engage more machinists. ● He was engaged as a temporary replacement for the marketing manager who was ill. ● The company has engaged twenty… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 36engagé — adjective Etymology: French, past participle of engager to engage Date: 1946 committed to or supportive of a cause …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 37Engagé — Engagisme L’engagisme est à l origine un concept juridique de l Ancien Régime apparenté au servage [1]. Suite à son abolition pendant la Révolution française, c est devenu une forme de salariat contraint qu ont imposé à des travailleurs immigrés… …

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  • 38engagé — Fr. /ahonn gann zhay /, adj. choosing to involve oneself in or commit oneself to something: Some of the political activists grew less engagé as the years passed. [1950 55; < F: lit., engaged] * * * …

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  • 39engage — verb /ɪnˈɡeɪʤ/ a) To engross or hold the attention of (someone); to keep busy or occupied. Whenever I engage the clutch, the car stalls out. b) To draw into conversation. They were engaged last month! Theyre planning to have the wedding next year …

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  • 40engage in — phr verb Engage in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑activity, ↑agitation, ↑banter, ↑battle, ↑combat, ↑commerce, ↑conduct, ↑conversation, ↑dialogue, ↑dispute, ↑espionage, ↑ …

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