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Definition 1: get caught - [verb of change]

Samples where engage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • make sure the gear is engaged

(engage is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(... is a kind of engage ) become rigid or immoveable

"The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise"

Definition 2: consume all of one's attention or time - [verb of cognition]

Samples where engage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Synonyms for engage in the sense of this definition

(engage is a kind of ...) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

(... is a kind of engage ) occupy or engage the interest of

"His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"

(... is a kind of engage ) engage fully

"The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

(... is a kind of engage ) hold (someone's attention)

"The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

Definition 3: give to in marriage - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for engage in the sense of this definition

(engage is a kind of ...) make a vow; promise

"He vowed never to drink alcohol again"

Definition 4: keep engaged - [verb of contact]

Samples where engage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engaged the gears

Synonyms for engage in the sense of this definition

(engage is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of engage ) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

"switch on the light" "throw the lever"

(... is a kind of engage ) keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot

"Don't ride the clutch!"

Definition 5: engage for service under a term of contract - [verb of possession]

Samples where engage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We took an apartment on a quiet street
  • Let's rent a car
  • Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Synonyms for engage in the sense of this definition

(engage is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 6: hire for work or assistance - [verb of possession]

Samples where engage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engage aid, help, services, or support

Synonyms for engage in the sense of this definition

(engage is a kind of ...) get by special effort

"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

(... is a kind of engage ) seek to employ

"The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"

Samples where engage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'm retaining a lawyer

(engage is a kind of ...) engage or hire for work

"They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"

Samples where engage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They hired two new secretaries in the department
  • How many people has she employed?

Synonyms for engage in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of engage ) hire more workers than are necessary

(... is a kind of engage ) appoint someone to (a position or a job)

(... is a kind of engage ) ask to represent; of legal counsel

"I'm retaining a lawyer"

(... is a kind of engage ) hire for work on a ship

(... is a kind of engage ) engage by written agreement

"They signed two new pitchers for the next season"

(... is a kind of engage ) employ scabs or strike breakers in

(... is a kind of engage ) arranged for contracted work to be done by others

Samples where engage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pursued many activities
  • They engaged in a discussion

Synonyms for engage in the sense of this definition

(engage is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of engage ) engage in or perform

"practice safe sex" "commit a random act of kindness"

(... is a kind of engage ) engage at close quarters

"close with the enemy"

(... is a kind of engage ) engage in political activities

"This colleague is always politicking"

Samples where engage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe

Synonyms for engage in the sense of this definition

(engage is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

(... is a kind of engage ) mount or put up

"put up a good fight" "offer resistance"

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