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 Like other rewards programs, Macy’s has found shoppers who are more engaged spend more and shop more frequently. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Macy's launches next phase of Star Rewards program with new benefit for all shoppers, contest," 11 Feb. 2020 Its subjects are also three times more likely to feel engaged at work. Lila Maclellan, Quartz at Work, "The Performance Review gets its annual performance review," 11 Feb. 2020 Planting trees is one piece of a larger package that House Republicans have been working on for months to get the party more engaged on the climate issue. Scott Waldman, Scientific American, "Trump Touts Tree Planting, But Ignores Climate in State of the Union Speech," 5 Feb. 2020 Its tactile steering is relaxed in feel but direct in action, with enough feedback for engaged drivers to appreciate twisty roads. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2019 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Which Gas-Sipping Family Sedan Is Better?," 8 Jan. 2020 And every single member of every department is engaged on every shot. Washington Post, "Q&A: Sam Mendes on making ‘1917’ in one long take," 20 Dec. 2019 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

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First Known Use of engaged

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Engaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engaged. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of engaged

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


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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