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Translation of "engage" - English-French dictionary

engage

verb /inˈɡeidʒ/
to begin to employ (a workman etc) embaucher He engaged him as his assistant. to book; to reserve engager He has engaged an entertainer for the children’s party. to take hold of or hold fast; to occupy éveiller He tried to engage her attention. to join battle with être aux prises The two armies were fiercely engaged in battle. to (cause part of a machine etc to) fit into and lock with another part s’engrenner The driver engaged second gear. engaged adjective bound by promise (especially to marry) fiancé She became engaged to John. (with in) employed or occupied occupé (à) She is engaged in social work. busy; not free; occupied occupé Please come if you are not already engaged for that evening The room / telephone line is engaged. engagement noun recrutement, fiançailles, rendez-vous, combat; de fiançailles the engagement of three new assistants When shall we announce our engagement? Have you any engagements tomorrow? a naval engagement (= battle) (also adjective) an engagement ring. engaging adjective attractive engageant an engaging smile.
(Definition of engage from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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