View definitions for engage


verb as in promise to marry

verb as in start a fight; attack

verb as in interconnect; bring into operation


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Crucially, the team engaged with critics rather than just dismissing them.

Keep your knees bent, your feet flat on the floor, and your core engaged.

People with good paying jobs like supervisors, managers, directors, and vice presidents do not normally engage in theft, drug deals, or gang activity.

From Fortune

Some lawmakers feared that landlords would literally run tenants off of properties at gunpoint or engage other forms of extralegal self-help.

Food isn’t the only thing we share, but eating is a particularly good example of a shared activity because it’s necessary, and because we engage in it throughout our lives—unlike playing with blocks, perhaps.

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Then we all have to do our part to engage the officers and our community, and hold everyone accountable in the process.

The Millennial Action Project (MAP) seeks to engage young people in politics and give them more of a voice in governing.

Not that he ever planned to engage in the controversy directly.

Cook walked more slowly than most, stopping to engage with passersby who expressed their own frustration and support.

Such messages are unlikely to be beloved of secularists who prefer to scoff at the religious rather than engage with them.

He continued its sale, however, as a kingly monopoly, allowing only those to engage in it who paid him for the privilege.

We have other things to engage us now, but I sometimes think all is not gain that the march of progress brings.

I only engage that the engine shall be equal to a B. and Watt's 72-inch single, but it will be equal to a double 72-inch cylinder.

A ship will sail for the South Sea fishery in about five weeks, and will engage to take the whole of the engines.

In the instructions that may be given to Uville, it shall be stipulated on what terms he may engage one or two English workmen.

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On this page you'll find 320 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to engage, such as: employ, enlist, appoint, bespeak, book, and charter.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.