What is engage?

  • (verb): Get caught.
    Example: "Make sure the gear is engaged"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "engage":

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

Famous quotes containing the word engage:

    A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat ... but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
    Anita Brookner (b. 1938)

    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)