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English definition of “engage”

engage

verb [T]     /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/
to employ someone: engage sb (to do sth) They have engaged accountancy firm Ernst & Young to approach financial institutions for funding on their behalf . It would be prudent to engage the services of a lawyer to help with this matter .
(Definition of engage verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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