HyperDic: engage

English > 10 senses of the word engage:
VERBsocialengage, prosecute, pursuecarry out or participate in an activity
cognitionengage, absorb, engross, occupyconsume all of one's attention or time
socialengage, hire, employengage or hire for work
socialengageask to represent
communicationengage, betroth, affiance, plightgive to in marriage
changeengageget caught
socialengage, wagecarry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
possessionengage, enlisthire for work or assistance
possessionengage, lease, rent, hire, charter, takeengage for service under a term of contract
contactengage, mesh, lock, operatekeep engaged
engage > pronunciation
Rhymesage ... wage: 25 rhymes with eyjh...
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcarry out or participate in an activity; be involved in.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example "They engaged in a discussion"
Synonymsprosecute, pursue
NarrowercloseEngage at close quarters
commit, practiceEngage in or perform
politickEngage in political activities
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishperseguir, proseguir
Catalanperseguir, prosseguir
Nounsengagementthe act of sharing in the activities of a group
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningConsume all of one's attention or time.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThey engage themselves; The performance is likely to engage Sue
Synonymsabsorb, engross, occupy
NarrowerconsumeEngage fully
involveoccupy or engage the interest of
rivethold (someone's attention)
Broaderinterestexcite the curiosity of
Spanishabsorber, atraer, ocupar
Catalanabsorbir, atraure, atreure, ocupar
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningEngage or hire for work.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymshire, employ
Narrowerengageask to represent
featherbedhire more workers than are necessary
fillappoint someone to (a position or a job)
ratemploy scabs or strike breakers in
shiphire for work on a ship
sign, contract, sign on, sign upEngage by written agreement
subcontract, farm out, jobArranged for contracted work to be done by others
Oppositedisplace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminateTerminate the employment of
Spanishcontratar, emplear
Catalancol·locar, contractar, ocupar
Nounsengagementthe act of giving someone a job
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningask to represent; of legal counsel.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderhire, engage, employEngage or hire for work
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningGive to in marriage.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsbetroth, affiance, plight
Broadervowmake a vow
Spanishcomprometerse, contraer esponsales, desposar, prometerse
Catalancomprometre's, prometre's
Nounsengagementa mutual promise to marry
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningGet caught.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"make sure the gear is engaged"
NarrowerlockBecome rigid or immoveable
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
OppositedisengageBecome free
Nounsengagementcontact by fitting together
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 7, social
Meaningcarry on (wars, battles, or campaigns).
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Narrowerput up, provide, offermount or put up
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Nounsengagementa hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 8, possession
Meaninghire for work or assistance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Example"engage aid, help, services, or support"
Narrowerrecruitseek to employ
Broaderprocure, secureGet by special effort
Spanishcontratar, emplear, reclutar
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 9, possession
MeaningEngage for service under a term of contract.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymslease, rent, hire, charter, take
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Spanishalquilar, arrendar, contratar
Catalanarrendar, llogar
English > engage: 10 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningKeep engaged.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"engaged the gears"
Synonymsmesh, lock, operate
NarrowerrideKeep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot
throw, flip, switchCause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositedisengage, withdrawRelease from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
Catalanencaixar, engranar
Nounsengagementcontact by fitting together

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