• Engage Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To come into gear with; as, the teeth of one cogwheel engage those of another, or one part of a clutch engages the other part.
- (v. t.) To gain for service; to bring in as associate or aid; to enlist; as, to engage friends to aid in a cause; to engage men for service.
- (v. t.) To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to conflict.
- (v. i.) To promise or pledge ones self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant.
- (v. t.) 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. i.) To embark in a business; to take a part; to employ or involve ones self; to devote attention and effort; to enlist; as, to engage in controversy.
- (v. t.) To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to engross; to draw on.
- (v. i.) To be in gear, as two cogwheels working together.
- (v. t.) To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw.
- (v. i.) To enter into conflict; to join battle; as, the armies engaged in a general battle.
• Engaged Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest.
- (a.) Occupied; employed; busy.
- (imp. & p. p.) of Engage
- (a.) Involved; esp., involved in a hostile encounter; as, the engaged ships continued the fight.
- (a.) Pledged; promised; especially, having the affections pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed.
• Engagement Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) That which engages; engrossing occupation; employment of the attention; obligation by pledge, promise, or contract; an enterprise embarked in; as, his engagements prevented his acceptance of any office.
- (n.) The state of being in gear; as, one part of a clutch is brought into engagement with the other part.
- (n.) An action; a fight; a battle.
- (n.) The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.
- (n.) The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest.