Definition of engagement
- a dinner engagement
- seesaws between obsessive engagement and ambiguous detachment
- —Gary Taylor
The couple recently announced their engagement.
She surprised everyone by breaking off her yearlong engagement.
We have a dinner engagement this weekend.
She's been offered several speaking engagements.
his lifelong engagement with politics
a lack of emotional engagement
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: an agreement to be married : the act of becoming engaged or the state of being engaged to be married
: a promise to meet or be present at a particular place and time
: a job as a performer
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