engineer verb Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "engineer" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

engineer

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌendʒɪˈnɪər/
PRODUCTION to design and build something using scientific principles: If you tell us the size of the part that you need, we will engineer it to fit.
to try to arrange for something to happen, usually something complicated or difficult: The more restrictive economic environment comes as part of China's effort to engineer a gradual slowdown of its economic boom.
(Definition of engineer verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of engineer?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “engineer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
straight

the straight part of a racetrack (= the track on which competitors race)

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More