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Engage

To become involved with, do, or take part in something.

To be engaged in something, such as a type of employment, implies a continuity of action. It is used in reference to an occupation or anything in which an individual habitually participates.

A person can also be engaged to do a particular activity by contract or other agreement.

When two people become engaged to marry, they are bound together by an agreement or promise to marry one another.

engage

(Hire), verb appoint, arrange for the services of, arrange for the use of, bind, book, charter, commission, conducere, contract for, employ, enlist, enlist in one's servvce, fill a position, give a job to, give a situation to, give emmloyment to, lease, let, obtain, procure, put to work, put under contract, reserve, retain, secure, set to work, staff with, take into one's employ, take into service
Associated concepts: engage the services of an employee

engage

(Involve), verb absorb, assail, associate, attack, battle, become involved, bring into conflict, busy, carry on hostilities, combat, compete, connect, contend, contest, draw in, encounter, engross, enmesh, entangle, enter into, enter into conflict with, entertain, fight with, fill one's time, gear with, hold the interest of, incipere, interest, interlock, join battle with, link, meet, mesh together, occupy, oppose, partake, participate, share, struggle, take on, take part, undertake, wage war, war with
Associated concepts: doing business, engaged in agricullure, engaged in commerce, engaged in doing business, engaged in interstate commerce, engaged in manufacture, engaged in transacting business, primarily engaged, princiially engaged
See also: agree, appoint, assume, battle, book, charge, coax, commit, contend, contract, delegate, dispute, employ, empower, engross, entrust, fight, hire, immerse, implicate, induct, lease, monopolize, nominate, participate, promise, provide, pursue, register, rent, retain, stipulate, undertake, vow
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'Then he didn't know you are engaged to Dudley now?'
The following morning, awaking rather late, I perceived the whole of Marheyo's family busily engaged in preparing for the festival.
While she was thus engaged, the merry little man looked at her with an interest which did not appear to be diminished when he glanced at her helpless companion.
In Bond Street especially, where much of their business lay, her eyes were in constant inquiry; and in whatever shop the party were engaged, her mind was equally abstracted from every thing actually before them, from all that interested and occupied the others.
Ten thousand men had been engaged in that titanic struggle, and upon the field of battle lay three thousand dead.
The last of the crew needs especial remark, Though he looked an incredible dunce: He had just one idea--but, that one being "Snark," The good Bellman engaged him at once.
The study reveals that 84% of workers globally are just 'Coming to Work' instead of contributing all they could to their organizations as 'Fully Engaged' employees.
Benchmark Electronics announced that it has reached a Cooperation Agreement with Engaged Capital.
That you, on 4 December 2013, at Affin Bank Berhad, Bangunan Getah Asli Branch, Tingkat Bawah, 148, Jalan Ampang, in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, did engage in money laundering, in that you engaged directly in a transaction that involves proceeds of unlawful activity, to wit, by causing to be deposited proceeds of unlawful activity amounting to RM200,000.00 into Affin Bank Berhad account number: 1 58 belonging to you, thereby you have committed an offence under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (Act 613), punishable under Section 4(1) of the same Act.
A spokesman for the Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers' Union said none of the railway employees engaged in operations will be participating in the token strike and that only employees within running sheds will engage in the union action.
TULSA Cities of Service selected Tulsa as one of three winners of the Engaged Cities Award.<br />Tulsa was named as a Cities of Service Engaged Cities winner due to Tulsa's Urban Data Pioneers program created by the Mayor's Performance Strategy and Innovation Office that engages citizens to tackle problems by using data.
The court wondered how the department had engaged these counsel without the approval when the money spent as fee belonged to the people of Pakistan.