Synonyms and Antonyms of ENGAGE

to hold the attention of <the challenging jigsaw puzzle engaged us all evening>
Phrases catch one's eye
Near Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary
to enter into contest or conflict with <the daring young captain was eager to engage the enemy>
Related Words emulate, rival; contend, fight, oppose
Near Antonyms elude, escape, evade; retreat
to obligate by prior agreement <we can't go to the dance because we're already engaged to attend a piano recital>
Near Antonyms renege
to provide with a paying job <the wealthy couple are looking to engage a handyman to take care of the estate>
Synonyms assume, engage, fee [chiefly Scottish], hire, lay on [chiefly British], pay, place, recruit, retain, sign (up or on), take on
Near Antonyms furlough, lay off, lock out
Antonyms ax (or axe), can, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack
to take or get the temporary use of (something) for a set sum <my sister and her boyfriend have engaged a chauffeured limousine for the prom>
Synonyms charter, engage, lease, rent
Related Words sublease, sublet; check out; arrange (for), bespeak, book, contract (for), order, reserve, sign up (for)


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