Definition of engag
1. engage [ v ] carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
Examples: "She pursued many activities" "They engaged in a discussion"
(The Providence Journal...)
Mr._Reama , far from really being retired , is engaged in industrial relations counseling .
(Chicago Daily Tribune,...)
`` In the same five year period that the United_States says they [ the detectives ] were engaged in this conspiracy '' , Sokol continued , `` these three young_men received a total of 26 creditable mentions and many special compensations , and were nominated for the Lambert_Tree award and the mayor 's medal '' .
(William Gomberg, "Unions and the Anti-Trust Laws"...)
Let us look_at the heavy-electrical-goods industry in_which General_Electric , Westinghouse and a_number_of other manufacturers were recently convicted of engaging in a conspiracy to rig prices and allocate the market .
The problem becomes even more complex where an enterprise is engaged in the manufacture of a wide variety of other goods in_addition to the heavy electrical equipment .
Under_the_circumstances , the only protection for the relatively small manufacturers is to engage in exactly the kind_of conspiracy with the giants for which the latter were convicted .Synonyms engage pursue prosecute Related Terms act close politick pastime pursuance
2. engage [ v ] engage or engross wholly
Examples: "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Our collective policies , group and national , are similarly based on voodoo , but here we often lack even the empirically successful rituals and are still engaged in determining them .
(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
While she was thus engaged , McFeeley questioned her about her whereabouts the previous day , any recollections she had of people hanging_around , of overcurious delivery_boys or repairmen , of strange cars cruising the neighborhood .
(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
She was told by the manservant who opened the door that his lordship was engaged on work from which he had left strict orders he was not to be disturbed .
(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
This brief resume hardly does the book justice , but I heartily recommend it to all those who are engages with the major problems of our time .Synonyms engage occupy engross absorb Related Terms interest involve rivet consume preoccupation occupation intentness
3. engage [ v ] engage or hire for work
Examples: "They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"
Engaging mature , experienced men to pioneer or open new churches in strategic population centers .Synonyms hire employ engage Related Terms fire sign fill subcontract retain ship indent featherbed rat employment hire boss
4. engage [ v ] as to represent; of legal counsel
Examples: "I'm retaining a lawyer"
(Newark Evening News...)
The Jackson report will provide some of the political support Mr._Rusk will need if he is to get_rid_of department personnel engaged , as Sen._Jackson puts it , `` in work that does not really need doing '' .Synonyms engage retain Related Terms hire
5. engage [ v ] get caught
Examples: "make sure the gear is engaged"
(Paul Larson and Gordon Odegard, "How to design your...)
This dog will engage a notch to be cut in tappet 3 .Synonyms engage Related Terms disengage touch lock engagement
6. engage [ v ] give to, in marriageUsed in print:
(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)
For he had understood that Betty had been engaged to a boy named Barry_Jenkins .Synonyms engage plight affiance betroth Related Terms vow betrothal
7. engage [ v ] as of wars, battles, or campaigns
Examples: "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
8. engage [ v ] engage in a commercial transaction
Examples: "We took an apartment on a quiet street" "Let's rent a car" "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
9. engage [ v ] as of aid, help, services, or supportSynonyms enlist engage Related Terms procure recruit
10. engage [ v ] keep engaged
Examples: "engaged the gears"
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