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Meaning of engage

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in;
           "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a
           discussion" [syn: {prosecute}, {engage}, {pursue}]
      2: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in
         butterflies absorbs her completely" [syn: {absorb},
         {engross}, {engage}, {occupy}]
      3: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in
         the department"; "How many people has she employed?" [syn:
         {hire}, {engage}, {employ}] [ant: {can}, {dismiss},
         {displace}, {fire}, {force out}, {give notice}, {give the
         axe}, {give the sack}, {sack}, {send away}, {terminate}]
      4: ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer"
      5: give to in marriage [syn: {betroth}, {engage}, {affiance},
      6: get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged" [ant:
      7: carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler
         waged war against all of Europe" [syn: {engage}, {wage}]
      8: hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or
         support" [syn: {engage}, {enlist}]
      9: 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?" [syn: {lease}, {rent}, {hire},
         {charter}, {engage}, {take}]
      10: keep engaged; "engaged the gears" [syn: {engage}, {mesh},
          {lock}, {operate}] [ant: {disengage}, {withdraw}]

WordNet ® Princeton University.

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