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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.

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In cooperation with Business in the Community (BITC), UK, Dubai Chamber's Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) launched the most exciting Employee Volunteering Program, ENGAGE Dubai, for the first time in the region.
In early 2007, H engages J to prepare the couple's joint tax return for 2006.
A more practical challenge is that I have to meet students outside of their comfort zone, engage them, and help them learn the relatively lengthy process of qualitative research in one term.
As noted above, Bank engages directly in the business of banking outside the United States.
Another reader might readily assume the "tone" of Gutas' article to be one of exasperation at having to engage illogicality yet again, or he might perceive the "tone" to be insouciant or mischievous.
"By my definition," she explains, "meaningful activities are activities residents can engage in that produce a positive result for them, either by making them feel they've done something well or by simply making them laugh, such as improvisational role-playing for the sheer fun of it.
Prior to assessing a third-party civil penalty, the field auditor should engage senior field office management in deliberations about the conduct of the affected taxpayer, tax preparer, or advisor.
73 recognizes that an auditor's education and experience provide him or her with knowledge about business matters in general, but auditors are not expected to have the expertise of persons trained for or qualified to engage in the practice of another profession or occupation.
Public charities may engage in lobbying as long as it does not constitute a "substantial part" of their total activities.
Its parent, Bank of Scotland, operates a branch in New York and representative offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Boston and engages through nonbank subsidiaries in a range of financial activities.
Graves (1975) was among the first to notice that the act of writing is a process in which the author engages in order to discover what it is one has to say.