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engage

verb /inˈɡeidʒ/
to begin to employ (a workman etc)
anstellen
He engaged him as his assistant.
to book; to reserve
bestellen
He has engaged an entertainer for the children’s party.
to take hold of or hold fast; to occupy
in Anspruch nehmen
He tried to engage her attention.
to join battle with
angreifen
The two armies were fiercely engaged in battle.
to (cause part of a machine etc to) fit into and lock with another part
einrasten lassen
The driver engaged second gear.
engaged adjective bound by promise (especially to marry)
verlobt
She became engaged to John.
(with in) employed or occupied
beschäftigt
She is engaged in social work.
busy; not free; occupied
beschäftigt, besetzt
Please come if you are not already engaged for that evening The room / telephone line is engaged.
engagement noun
die Anstellung, die Verlobung, die Verpflichtung
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
gewinnend
an engaging smile.
(Definition of engage from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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