preengage

verb
pre·​engage | \ ¦prē+ \

Definition of preengage

transitive verb

: to engage beforehand: such as
a : to bind by a prior obligation or pledge especially of marriage
b : to win over or obtain beforehand : prepossess
c : preoccupy

intransitive verb

: to bind or pledge oneself beforehand

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pre- + engage

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“Preengage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preengage. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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