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English definition of “engagement”

engagement

noun uk   /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ.mənt/ us  

engagement noun (MARRIAGE)

[C] an agreement to marry someone: They announced their engagement at the party on Saturday. an engagement party

engagement noun (ARRANGEMENT)

[C] formal an arrangement to meet someone or do something at a particular time: a dinner engagement I'm afraid I have a previous/prior engagement (= another arrangement already made).

engagement noun (FIGHTING)

[C or U] specialized military the act of beginning to fight someone, or a period of time in a war
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