What is engage?

  • (verb): Give to in marriage.
    Synonyms: betroth, affiance, plight
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "engage":

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

Famous quotes containing the word engage:

    The time is now propitious, as he guesses,
    The meal is ended, she is bored and tired,
    Endeavours to engage her in caresses
    Which still are unreproved, if undesired.
    Flushed and decided, he assaults at once;
    Exploring hands encounter no defence;
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Sports are positively essential. It is healthy to engage in sports, they are beautiful and liberal, liberal in the sense that nothing serves quite as well to integrate social classes, etc., than street or public games.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    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)