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Translation of "engage" - English-Spanish dictionary

engage

verb   /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/
A mainly UK formal to employ someone contratar I have engaged a secretary to deal with all my paperwork. We’re engaging the services of a professional administrator.1437
A formal to interest someone in something and keep them thinking about it captar The debate about food safety has engaged the whole nation. If a book doesn’t engage my interest in the first few pages, I don’t usually continue reading it.11082415
→  Phrasal verbs engage in sth
(Definition of engage from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

engage

verb /inˈɡeidʒ/
to begin to employ (a workman etc) contratar He engaged him as his assistant.
to book; to reserve contratar He has engaged an entertainer for the children’s party.
to take hold of or hold fast; to occupy ocupar He tried to engage her attention.
to join battle with entablar combate con The two armies were fiercely engaged in battle.
to (cause part of a machine etc to) fit into and lock with another part engranar The driver engaged second gear.
engaged adjective
bound by promise (especially to marry) prometido She became engaged to John.
(with in) employed or occupied ocupado She is engaged in social work.
busy; not free; occupied ocupado Please come if you are not already engaged for that evening The room / telephone line is engaged.
engagement noun
contrato, petición de mano, compromiso, combate 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 atractivo an engaging smile.
(Definition of engage from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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