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Engage meaning

engage - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. get caught; " make sure the gear is engaged"
  2. 2. ask to represent; of legal counsel; " I'm retaining a lawyer"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw.
  6. 6. To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to engross; to draw on.
  7. 7. To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to conflict.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To promise or pledge one's self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant.
  10. 10. To embark in a business; to take a part; to employ or involve one's self; to devote attention and effort; to enlist; as, to engage in controversy.
  11. 11. To enter into conflict; to join battle; as, the armies engaged in a general battle.
  12. 12. To be in gear, as two cogwheels working together.
  13. 13. To become bound; take part; enter in to contest.
  14. 14. To bind; gain for service; win; encounter.

engage - examples of usage

  1. We engage every man to be paid in money; and if he is paid in goods it is his own fault. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. 6789. Were you asked to engage to fish to him after that? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 6602. In what way do you engage your beach boys? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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