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Translation of "engage" - English-German dictionary

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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