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Overview of verb engage

The verb engage has 10 senses

  • prosecute, engage, pursue -- (carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion")

  • absorb, engross, engage, occupy -- (consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely")

  • hire, engage, employ -- (engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")

  • engage -- (ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer")

  • betroth, engage, affiance, plight -- (give to in marriage)

  • engage -- (get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged")

  • engage, wage -- (carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe")

  • engage, enlist -- (hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support")

  • lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take -- (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?")

  • engage, mesh, lock, operate -- (keep engaged; "engaged the gears")

Overview of adj engaged

The adj engaged has 7 senses

  • engaged, occupied -- (having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation")

  • engaged -- (involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight")

  • booked, engaged, set-aside -- (reserved in advance)

  • busy, engaged, in use -- ((of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal")

  • engaged, meshed, intermeshed -- ((used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors")

  • engaged -- (having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick")

  • engaged -- (built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns")