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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.