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To hire (somebody) for work or a job
“We basically engage these individuals as casual workers through a recruitment agency.”
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To get or hold the attention of
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“We were finally able to engage him by talking about his pet dog.”
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To confront or come up against
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“We have been given authority to engage enemy forces on sight.”
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(engage in) To participate or become involved in
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“Charities will typically engage in a variety of activities to raise funds.”
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To pledge or enter into a contract to do something
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“I would engage to pay him a weekly wage for some work that needed to be done.”
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To activate or bring into operation
“A gear has been adapted to engage the switch interlocking mechanism.”
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To interconnect or mesh together
“I found a sweet spot where the clutch lets the gears engage after raising the pedal a few inches.”
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To assign officially to a job or position
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To apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
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To enroll or draft someone for a duty, service or role
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To engage in an altercation
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To perform a show or in a show
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To cause to participate in an activity or situation
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To reserve in advance
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(of personnel) To work at, run, or operate (a place or piece of equipment) or defend (a fortification)
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To confront, or come up against, a given situation
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To engage in a social manner
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To specify or require as a condition
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To pledge, give or set aside (resources) to another or for future use
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To be in harmony of opinion or statement
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To engage in communication with
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To focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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To enact or establish legally or legislatively
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To indicate or suggest
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To function in an expected or specified manner
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(major in) To concentrate on a particular area of study
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To plan one's time
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