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Definition 1: the act of sharing in the activities of a group - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities

Synonyms for engagement in the sense of this definition

(engagement is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(... is a kind of engagement ) an engagement by contract involving financial obligation

"his business commitments took him to London"

(... is a kind of engagement ) the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)

"it occurs without human intervention"

(... is a kind of engagement ) participation by all members of a group

Definition 2: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war - [noun denoting act]

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

  • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
  • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement

Synonyms for engagement in the sense of this definition

(engagement is a kind of ...) a military engagement

"he saw action in Korea"

(... is a kind of engagement ) any catastrophically destructive battle

"they called the first World War an Armageddon"

(... is a kind of engagement ) a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place

(... is a kind of engagement ) a pitched battle between naval fleets

(... is a kind of engagement ) an engagement fought between two military forces

(... is a kind of engagement ) an aerial engagement between fighter planes

(... is a kind of engagement ) close fighting during the culmination of a military attack

(... is an instance of engagement) in 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants

(... is an instance of engagement) the prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it

(... is part of engagement) the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

"thousands of people were killed in the war"

(engagement belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 3: the act of giving someone a job - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for engagement in the sense of this definition

(engagement is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of engagement ) a way of hiring longshoremen by the day; applicants gather around a union boss who selects those to be hired

(... is a kind of engagement ) the recall of an employee after a layoff

(... is a kind of engagement ) the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)

"wondered who had made the booking"

Definition 4: employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the play had bookings throughout the summer

Synonyms for engagement in the sense of this definition

(engagement is a kind of ...) the occupation for which you are paid

"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"

(... is a kind of engagement ) a booking for musicians

"they played a gig in New Jersey"

Definition 5: a mutual promise to marry - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for engagement in the sense of this definition

(engagement is a kind of ...) a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

(... is a kind of engagement ) the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

Definition 6: contact by fitting together - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the engagement of the clutch
  • the meshing of gears

Synonyms for engagement in the sense of this definition

(engagement is a kind of ...) the physical coming together of two or more things

"contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

Definition 7: a meeting arranged in advance - [noun denoting group]

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

  • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

Synonyms for engagement in the sense of this definition

(engagement is a kind of ...) a small informal social gathering

"there was an informal meeting in my living room"

(... is a kind of engagement ) a date with a stranger

"she never goes on blind dates"

(... is a kind of engagement ) a date in which two couples participate

(... is a kind of engagement ) a date; usually with a member of the opposite sex

(engagement is a member of ...) a participant in a date

"his date never stopped talking"

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