en·​gaged | \ in-ˈgājd How to pronounce engaged (audio) , 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Police said a man who had been evicted engaged police in a standoff. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 Sep. 2022 The engaged couple in Kingston, N.Y., would like to pay off debt and start setting aside money to invest in their business, renovate their home and, eventually, start a family. Lisa Ward, WSJ, 11 Sep. 2022 Richard Fording, a political science professor at the University of Alabama, said the Republican Party’s goal of attracting more engaged Black citizens can be beneficial for the state. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 10 Sep. 2022 Employee engagement also fell, with the level of engaged workers falling from 35% in 2019 to 32% today. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2022 This is among the most engaged labor movements in the country and the work union members do over the next two months could determine the fate of our country. Ricardo Torres, Journal Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2022 The Cubs started the stretch on the right foot Friday, staging a 8-7 comeback win over the Brewers before 39,962 semi-engaged fans at Wrigley Field. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 19 Aug. 2022 An engaged workforce is a productive workforce, an innovative workforce, a resilient workforce. Adam Coffey, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 Apps like Audible make your walks educational and can help pass the time while also keeping you engaged. Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of engaged

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Engaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engaged. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for engaged


en·​gaged | \ in-ˈgājd How to pronounce engaged (audio) \

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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