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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • v. To obtain or contract for the services of; employ: engage a carpenter.
  • v. To arrange for the use of; reserve: engage a room. See Synonyms at book.
  • v. To pledge or promise, especially to marry.
  • v. To attract and hold the attention of; engross: a hobby that engaged her for hours at a time.
  • v. To win over or attract: His smile engages everyone he meets.
  • v. To draw into; involve: engage a shy person in conversation.
  • v. To require the use of; occupy: Studying engages most of my time.
  • v. To enter or bring into conflict with: We have engaged the enemy.
  • v. To interlock or cause to interlock; mesh: engage the automobile's clutch.
  • v. To give or take as security.
  • verb-intransitive. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate: engage in conversation.
  • verb-intransitive. To assume an obligation; agree.
  • verb-intransitive. To enter into conflict or battle: The armies engaged at dawn.
  • verb-intransitive. To become meshed or interlocked: The gears engaged.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To engross or hold the attention of (someone); to keep busy or occupied.
  • v. To draw into conversation.
  • v. To attract, to please; (archaic) to fascinate or win over (someone).
  • v. To enter into conflict with (an enemy).
  • v. To enter into battle.
  • v. To arrange to employ or use (a worker, a space, etc).
  • v. To mesh or interlock (of machinery, especially a clutch).
  • v. To enter into (an activity), to participate (construed with in).
  • v. To guarantee or promise (to do something).
  • v. To bind through legal or moral obligation (to do something, especially to marry) (usually in passive).
  • v. To pledge, pawn (one's property); to put (something) at risk or on the line; to mortgage (houses, land).
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • v. 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.
  • v. To gain for service; to bring in as associate or aid; to enlist
  • v. To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw.
  • v. To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to engross; to draw on.
  • v. To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to conflict.
  • v. To come into gear with.
  • verb-intransitive. To promise or pledge one's self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant.
  • verb-intransitive. To embark in a business; to take a part; to employ or involve one's self; to devote attention and effort; to enlist.
  • verb-intransitive. To enter into conflict; to join battle.
  • verb-intransitive. To be in gear, as two cogwheels working together.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • To pledge; bind as by pledge, promise, contract, or oath; put under an obligation to do or forbear doing something; specifically, to make liable, as for a debt to a creditor; bind as surety or in betrothal: with a reflexive pronoun or (rarely) a noun or personal pronoun as object: as, nations engage themselves to each other by treaty.
  • To pawn; stake; pledge.
  • To secure for aid, employment, use, or the like; put under requisition by agreement or bargain; obtain a promise of: as, to engage one's friends in support of a cause; to engage workmen; to engage a carriage, or a supply of provisions.
  • To gain; win and attach; draw; attract and fix: as, to engage the attention.
  • To occupy; employ the attention or efforts of: as, to engage one in conversation; to be engaged in war; to engage one's self in party disputes.
  • To enter into contest with; bring into conflict; encounter in battle: as, the army engaged the enemy at ten o'clock.
  • To interlock and become entangled; entangle; involve.
  • In mech., to mesh with and interact upon; enter and act or be acted upon; interlock with, as the teeth of geared wheels with each other, or the rack and pinion in a rack-and-pinion movement.
  • To pledge one's word; promise; assume an obligation; become bound; undertake: as, a friend has engaged to supply the necessary funds.
  • To occupy one's self; be busied; take part: as, to engage in conversation; he is zealously engaged in the cause.
  • To have an encounter; begin to fight; enter into conflict.
  • In fencing, to cross weapons with an adversary, pressing against his with sufficient force to prevent any manœuver from taking one unawares. Farrow, Mil. Encyc.
  • In machinery, to mesh and interact.
  • In construction, to fasten or let into a wall for support, as to secure a column to a wall. See engaged column, under column.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. keep engaged
  • v. engage or hire for work
  • v. hire for work or assistance
  • v. consume all of one's attention or time
  • v. engage for service under a term of contract
  • v. get caught
  • v. carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
  • v. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
  • v. give to in marriage
  • v. ask to represent; of legal counsel
  • Antonym
    Verb Form
    engaged    engages    engaging   
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    acquire    get    vow    employ    hire   
    Cross Reference
    contract    ship    fill    job    sign on    rat    sign    featherbed    subcontract    farm out   
    Words with the same meaning
    enlist    draw    occupy    engross    encounter    warrant    bespeak    book    retain    brief   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Age    Cage    Gage    Osage    Page    Paige    age    assuage    backstage    cage   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    plunger    latch