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engage

verb

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1 to hold the attention of
  • the challenging jigsaw puzzle engaged us all evening

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2 to enter into contest or conflict with
  • the daring young captain was eager to engage the enemy

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3 to obligate by prior agreement
  • we can't go to the dance because we're already engaged to attend a piano recital

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4 to provide with a paying job
  • the wealthy couple are looking to engage a handyman to take care of the estate

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5 to take or get the temporary use of (something) for a set sum
  • my sister and her boyfriend have engaged a chauffeured limousine for the prom

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“Engage.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/engage. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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