"engage" in the verb sense
1. prosecute, engage, pursue
carry out or participate in an activity be involved in
"She pursued many activities"
"They engaged in a discussion"
2. absorb, engross, engage, occupy
consume all of one's attention or time
"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
3. hire, engage, employ
engage or hire for work
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"
"How many people has she employed?"
ask to represent of legal counsel
"I'm retaining a lawyer"
5. betroth, engage, affiance, plight
give to in marriage
"make sure the gear is engaged"
7. engage, wage
carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns
"Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
8. engage, enlist
hire for work or assistance
"engage aid, help, services, or support"
9. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take
engage for service under a term of contract
"We took an apartment on a quiet street"
"Let's rent a car"
"Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
10. engage, mesh, lock, operate
"engaged the gears"
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