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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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They ensure that managers are engaging employees from the first minute of their first day at work.
In the casual dining category, Casual Dining A is the leader in engaging its customers: 42% of its customers are fully engaged, a solid 16 percentage points higher than the average in this category (26%).
Among females, a high level of depressive symptoms at baseline was associated with a significantly elevated likelihood of engaging in risky behavior between interviews (odds ratio, 1.5), but not with the odds of reporting any particular behavior.
US District Judge Victor Marrero issued an injunction Friday that prevents Northwest Airlines flight attendants from striking or engaging in other disruptive work actions, stating that such actions could cripple the bankrupt carrier and unduly damage the US transportation system.
When the back of the car threatens to swap places with the front, engaging the differential on a front-drive vehicle allows the system to "turn up the volume" on the steering through the interaction of the driveline forces and steering geometry.
But while Talbott makes a strong case that Clinton's presidency marked a "turning point" in U.S.-India relations, his book, Engaging India, is largely a narrative of failed diplomacy.
The Florida Supreme Court recently issued six court orders permanently prohibiting 10 persons and/or corporations from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law.
It might be helpful, however, to pause to review some of the motivations a Christian scholar might have for engaging in an inter-religious conversation on science and religion.
Research investigations indicate that people who self-injure have identified the following as reasons for engaging in self-injurious behaviors: (a) feeling concrete pain when psychic pain is too overwhelming; (b) reducing numbness and promoting a sense of being real; (c) keeping traumatic memories from intruding into the consciousness; (d) affect modulation; (e) receiving support and caring from others; (f) discharge of anger, anxiety, despair, and expression of disappointment; (g) gaining a sense of control; (h) self-punishment for perceptions of being bad; and (i) an enhancement of self-esteem (Himber, 1994; Shearer, 1994).
The effect is not only stunning artistically, but incredibly inclusive and engaging.
"Disc Marketing has presented us not only with a potentially valuable solution to engaging prospective recruits, but also with the ability to better understand what information is most interesting to them and effectively evaluate our own communications efforts."
Results from a large-scale, independent research project in 2000 indicated that social interaction, defined as "engaging" others socially, is one of the best predictors of quality of life in residential care settings.