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Dictionary definition for: Engage

1. (v) carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities" "They engaged in a discussion"

2. (v) engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

3. (v) engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department" "How many people has she employed?"

4. (v) ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I''m retaining a lawyer"

5. (v) give to in marriage

6. (v) get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"

7. (v) as of wars, battles, or campaigns; "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

8. (v) as of aid, help, services, or support

9. (v) engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street" "Let''s rent a car" "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

10. (v) keep engaged; "engaged the gears"

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