engage in

phrasal verb

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

Examples of engage in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The defense also scrutinized Nancy Pelosi’s schedule in efforts to convince the jury that the former speaker was not always engaged in official business. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 At the same time, reporters and editors engaged in intensive discussions over the merits of publishing disturbing photographs and videos. Sally Buzbee, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 The pair met in 2012 and got engaged in January 2013 but called off the engagement in August of the same year. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 American and Chinese naval officers have sometimes engaged in testy radio exchanges, with the Chinese typically telling the American warships to get out. Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker, 14 Nov. 2023 Since impulsive pulling or picking can be a way of trying to cope with tough emotions, adding a layer of stress to the mix might make a person engage in these actions more often. Zahra Barnes, SELF, 14 Nov. 2023 Most attractions are operating normally, and tourists should expect to be able to engage in most of the typical activities Iceland has to offer in late autumn. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Nov. 2023 Researchers found that high levels of psychopathy, characterized by antisocial behaviors, thrill-seeking, low empathy and callousness, are linked to engaging in physical infidelity. Mark Travers, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Along with the former President himself and two former Trump Organization executives, the brothers stand accused of, among other things, engaging in a fraudulent conspiracy to file false business documents and engage in insurance fraud. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Engage in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engage%20in. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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