engaged

adjective
en·​gaged | \ in-ˈgājd How to pronounce engaged (audio) , en- \

Definition of engaged

1 : involved in activity : occupied, busy
2 : pledged to be married : betrothed
3 : greatly interested : committed
4 : involved especially in a hostile encounter
5 : partly embedded in a wall an engaged column
6 : being in gear : meshed

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Examples of engaged in a Sentence

the engaged couple make a charming pair I'm engaged right now, so call back some other time.
Recent Examples on the Web French Defense Minister Florence Parly made a public plea for the United States to remain engaged in Africa. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "Esper warns of tough decisions in Pentagon budget due out next month," 28 Jan. 2020 Lindsay went on to become the first black Bachelorette and got engaged to her final pick, Abasolo, on the finale of her season in 2017. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay Says She and Vanessa Grimaldi Are Done Feuding: 'Time Had to Pass'," 26 Nov. 2019 Despite his corporate work, Patrick has remained engaged in Democratic politics and helped campaign nationwide for congressional and gubernatorial candidates. Major Garrett, CBS News, "Deval Patrick announces he is running for president," 14 Nov. 2019 Since then, there's been some speculation that the pair might have gotten engaged, but nothing has been confirmed. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Ashley Benson's Tiny New Tattoo Might Be a Tribute to Cara Delevingne," 10 Aug. 2019 My team will remain responsive to constituents and stay engaged with our everyday responsibilities as well as prepare to set the next Council member up for success. oregonlive, "Portland Commissioner Nick Fish to resign," 31 Dec. 2019 Tools to help employees find work-life balance, stay engaged over a long career and navigate workplace conundrums. Washington Post, "Washington Post paperback bestsellers," 18 Dec. 2019 On a political level, US President Donald Trump has been little engaged on African issues during his tenure, part of a broader retreat from America's international involvement. Mary Ilyushina And David Mckenzie, CNN, "Putin just took a victory lap in the Middle East. Now he's turning to Africa," 25 Oct. 2019 LAND Studio and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, which have pledged to stay engaged, need to persuade their funders to join them. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Shaker Square plan offers bold solutions, but real work has only begun — Steven Litt," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of engaged

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of engaged was in 1629

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12 Feb 2020

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“Engaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engaged. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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engaged

adjective
How to pronounce engaged (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of engaged

: promised to be married
: busy with some activity
chiefly British, of a telephone or telephone line : being used

engaged

adjective
en·​gaged | \ in-ˈgājd How to pronounce engaged (audio) \

Kids Definition of engaged

1 : busy with an activity She is engaged in full-time research.
2 : promised to be married

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