What is engage?

  • (verb): Carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in.
    Synonyms: prosecute, pursue
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "engage":

  • (verb): As of aid, help, services, or support.
    Synonyms: enlist
  • (verb): Engage or hire for work.
    Synonyms: hire, employ
  • (verb): Ask to represent; of legal counsel.
    Example: "I'm retaining a lawyer"
  • (verb): Get caught.
    Example: "Make sure the gear is engaged"
  • (verb): As of wars, battles, or campaigns.
    Synonyms: wage

Famous quotes containing the word engage:

    Knighterrantry is a most chuckleheaded trade, and it is tedious hard work, too, but I begin to see that there is money in it, after all, if you have luck. Not that I would ever engage in it, as a business, for I wouldn’t. No sound and legitimate business can be established on a basis of speculation. A successful whirl in the knighterrantry line—now what is it when you blow away the nonsense and come down to the cold facts? It’s just a corner in pork, that’s all.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    We are the prisoners of ideas. They catch us up for moments into their heaven, and so fully engage us, that we take no thought for the morrow, gaze like children, without an effort to make them our own.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    ... we engage in politics because we don’t know anything. This is clearly revealed in the way we go about it. Our parties exist from a fear of theory. The voter fears that one idea can always be contradicted by another. Therefore the parties reciprocally defend themselves against the few old ideas they have inherited. They don’t live from what they promise, but from frustrating the promises of others. This is their silent community of interests.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)