Synonyms & Antonyms of engagement

1 the act or state of being engaged to be married
  • the fun couple recently announced their engagement

Synonyms for engagement

Antonyms for engagement

2 an agreement to be present at a specified time and place
  • a lifelong practice of marking all of my engagements on a weekly calendar

Synonyms for engagement

Words Related to engagement

3 the state of being provided with a paying job
  • his engagement as a caddie at the golf club was his first work experience

Synonyms for engagement

Words Related to engagement

Near Antonyms for engagement

Antonyms for engagement

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about engagement

Time Traveler for engagement

Time Traveler

The first known use of engagement was in 1601

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Engagement.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on engagement

Dictionary: Definition of engagement

Medical Dictionary: Definition of engagement

Nglish: Translation of engagement for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of engagement for Arabic Speakers Encyclopedia article about engagement

Comments on engagement

What made you want to look up engagement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!