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Synonyms of engage

Verb


1. prosecute, engage, pursue, act, move

usage: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

2. absorb, engross, engage, occupy, interest

usage: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

3. hire, engage, employ

usage: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"

4. engage, hire, engage, employ

usage: ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer"

5. betroth, engage, affiance, plight, vow

usage: give to in marriage

6. engage, touch

usage: get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"

7. engage, wage, contend, fight, struggle

usage: carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

8. engage, enlist, procure, secure

usage: hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support"

9. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take, get, acquire

usage: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

10. engage, mesh, lock, operate, move, displace

usage: keep engaged; "engaged the gears"

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