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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) 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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