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English definition of “engage”

engage

verb [I/T] (FIT TOGETHER)   /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/
to fit one part of a machine into another so they move together, or cause something to fit into and move together: [I] The gears won’t engage. [T] You need to engage second gear .
(Definition of engage verb (FIT TOGETHER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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