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.

(Translation of “engage” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)