engage in

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of engage in

1 : to do (something)
  • At college she engaged in various sports.
  • We don't engage in that sort of behavior.
2 : to cause (someone) to take part in (something)
  • She engaged him in conversation.

Word by Word Definitions

engage play
  1. : to offer (something, such as one's life or word) as backing to a cause or aim : to expose to risk for the attainment or support of some end

  2. : to entangle or entrap in or as if in a snare or bog

  3. : to attract and hold by influence or power

  1. : committed to or supportive of a cause


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