v. （使）参与; 吸引; 雇用; 适应; 与…交战; （使）啮合
If you engage in an activity, you do it or are actively involved with it.
I have never engaged in the drug trade...
You can engage in croquet on the south lawn.
If something engages you or your attention or interest, it keeps you interested in it and thinking about it.
They never learned skills to engage the attention of the others.
If you engage someone in conversation, you have a conversation with them.
They tried to engage him in conversation...
We want to engage recognized leaders in discussion.
If you engage with something or with a group of people, you get involved with that thing or group and feel that you are connected with it or have real contact with it.
She found it hard to engage with office life...
She had vowed to go out of her way to engage with the Irish people at local community level.
If you engage someone to do a particular job, you appoint them to do it.
We engaged the services of a recognised engineer...
He had been able to engage some staff.
When a part of a machine or other mechanism engages or when you engage it, it moves into a position where it fits into something else.
Press the lever until you hear the catch engage.
...a lesson in how to engage the four-wheel drive.
When a military force engages the enemy, it attacks them and starts a battle.
It could engage the enemy beyond the range of hostile torpedoes.
1. carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in;
2. engage or engross wholly;
3. engage or hire for work;
4. ask to represent; of legal counsel;
5. give to in marriage
6. get caught;
7. as of wars, battles, or campaigns;
8. as of aid, help, services, or support
9. engage for service under a term of contract;
10. keep engaged;
hire, employ, engage
That is more than I can engage for.
Our orders are to engage at once.
This book invites the reader to engage in a dialogue.
No unit or individual without appointment shall engage in production activities of ephedrine.
We never engage in irregularities.