Translation of "engage" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/ us /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/

engage verb (EMPLOY)

[ T ] mainly UK formal to employ someone

[ + to infinitive ] I have engaged a secretary to deal with all my paperwork. 我雇用了一名秘书来处理我全部的文书工作。
We're engaging the services of a professional administrator. 我们将聘用专业管理人员为我们服务。

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engage verb (INTEREST)

C1 [ T ] formal to interest someone in something and keep them thinking about it

The debate about food safety has engaged the whole nation. 关于食品安全的争论引起了全国关注。
If a book doesn't engage my interest in the first few pages, I don't usually continue reading it. 如果一本书的前几页不能引起我的兴趣,通常我就不再往下读了。

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engage verb (FIT TOGETHER)

[ I or T ] 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. 当大齿轮(与小齿轮)啮合时,石磨就开始转动。

engage verb (BEGIN FIGHTING)

[ I or T ] specialized military to attack or begin to fight someone

Enemy planes engaged the troops as they advanced into the mountains. 部队进山的时候,敌机开始对他们发起攻击。

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uk /ˌɒ̃.ɡæʒˈeɪ/ us /ˌɒ̃.ɡæʒˈeɪ/ formal

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


(Translation of “engage” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)