- 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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- 1. engaged, occupied, busy (vs. idle)
- usage: having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
- 2. engaged, involved (vs. uninvolved)
- usage: involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"
- 3. booked, engaged, set-aside(predicate), reserved (vs. unreserved)
- usage: reserved in advance
- 4. busy, engaged, in use(predicate), occupied (vs. unoccupied)
- usage: (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"
- 5. engaged, meshed, intermeshed, geared (vs. ungeared)
- usage: (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"
- 6. engaged, employed (vs. unemployed)
- usage: having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"
- 7. engaged, connected (vs. unconnected)
- usage: built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns"
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