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English definition of “engage”

engage

verb [T] (INTEREST)    /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/ formal
C1 to interest someone in something and keep them thinking about it: The debate about food safety has engaged the whole nation. If a book doesn't engage my interest in the first few pages, I don't usually carry on reading it.Inspiration and inspiringMaking people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of engage verb (INTEREST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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