Übersetzung von “engage” — Englisch–Portugiesisch Wörterbuch


verb uk /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/ us

A mainly UK formal to employ someone

I have engaged a secretary to deal with all my paperwork.
We’re engaging the services of a professional administrator.

A formal to interest someone in something and keep them thinking about it

The debate about food safety has engaged the whole nation.
If a book doesn’t engage my interest in the first few pages, I don’t usually continue reading it.

formal to become involved, or have contact, with someone or something

envolver-se, iniciar uma conversa
She’s an intelligent child but in class she doesn’t really engage.
Just stay out of his way as much as possible, and don’t engage with him.

to make one part of a machine fit into and move together with another part of a machine

When the large gear wheel engages (with the smaller one), the mill stone will start to go round.

specialized military to attack or begin to fight someone

Enemy planes engaged the troops as they advanced into the mountains.

Indian English to teach someone, especially a class of children, or to keep someone busy


Phrasal Verb(s)


adjective uk /ˌɑ̃.ɡæʒˈeɪ/ us formal

especially of a writer, musician, artist, etc. interested in and taking part in politics


(Übersetzung von “engage” aus dem Cambridge Englisch–Portugiesisch Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)