What is engage?

  • (verb): As of wars, battles, or campaigns.
    Synonyms: wage
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "engage":

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

Famous quotes containing the word engage:

    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)

    Those things which now most engage the attention of men, as politics and the daily routine, are, it is true, vital functions of human society, but should be unconsciously performed, like the corresponding functions of the physical body.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Do not engage to find things as you think they are.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)