engaged

adjective
en·gaged | \ in-ˈgājd , 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.

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McCain cannot vote from Arizona, but has otherwise remained engaged with his job, putting out official statements and commenting on Twitter. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "Sen. John McCain's illness could complicate President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick," 9 July 2018 While the team remains engaged with Baltimore over star shortstop Manny Machado, rival executives believe the organization’s most pressing need involves the bullpen, which does not feature a reliable bridge to closer Kenley Jansen. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Dodgers acquire Cincinnati reliever Dylan Floro to bolster bullpen," 4 July 2018 The administration's rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, for instance, allows Beijing to argue to US allies in Asia that Washington's promise to remain engaged in the region as a counterbalance to China's rise is empty. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "The Trump presidency is a win for China," 24 May 2018 At the same time, as the European Central Bank remains engaged in accommodative policies including bond purchases and negative interest rates, yields in Germany have remained low. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "U.S. Dollar Rises As Powell Endorses Fed Path," 8 May 2018 The official said the United States continues to hope that resettlements will be permanent and insisted that U.S. diplomats remain engaged with host governments to consult on issues that arise and next steps if a resettlement is not working out. Charlie Savage, Declan Walsh And Dionne Searcey, miamiherald, "Deported to Libya, ex-Gitmo detainees vanish. Will others meet a similar fate?," 24 Apr. 2018 The official said the United States continues to hope that resettlements will be permanent and insisted that American diplomats remain engaged with host governments to consult on issues that arise and next steps if a resettlement is not working out. New York Times, "Deported to Libya, Ex-Gitmo Detainees Vanish. Will Others Meet a Similar Fate?," 23 Apr. 2018 Scooter Braun manages Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, both of whom recently got engaged to their respective partners after just weeks of dating. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Ariana Grande Defends Her Quick Engagement—And Justin Bieber's— As Fans Criticize Their Shared Manager," 8 July 2018 Parents of the Justin Bieber-obsessed might want to be extra nice to their offspring in the days to come: The superstar heartthrob has apparently gotten engaged to model Hailey Baldwin. Randall Roberts, latimes.com, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin reportedly engaged," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of engaged

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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engaged

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of engaged

: promised to be married

: busy with some activity

of a telephone or telephone line : being used

engaged

adjective
en·gaged | \ in-ˈgājd \

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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