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 The app uses modules that users can tap anytime to build coping skills and stay engaged. Meredith Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 18 Apr. 2022 What’s more, 93% of executives assume that employees who stay dark on Zoom are less engaged overall, according to the survey from the software company Vyopta. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 19 Apr. 2022 Teachers say that female students are more engaged, coming to class prepared and eager to learn. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Apr. 2022 Executives point to collaboration challenges as the primary reason remote employees are less engaged. Edward Segal, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Belichick was noticeably more engaged than in previous years, and seems to be in a good place with the league. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Apr. 2022 As much as there are aspects of my story in this story, many families have a story of one child who's more engaged than the other, or a child who's estranged and the other has to pick up the pieces. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2022 The challenge of presenting an engaged and ready-to-work image to top management is especially difficult for workers who are off-site. Megan Leonhardt, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2022 The organization intends its discussions to be structured by four agreements: to stay engaged, to expect discomfort, to tell the truth, and to accept a lack of closure. Rachel M. Cohen, The New Republic, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of engaged

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 May 2022

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“Engaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engaged. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for engaged


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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