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Definitions of engage:

part of speech: verb intransitive

To promise or assume an obligation; occupy oneself; as, to engage in business; enter a conflict.

part of speech: verb transitive

To pledge or bind by oath or contract; to betroth; to win; as, his smile engages every one to him; in machinery, to come into gear with; make liable for a debt; secure for aid or employment; as, to engage a workman; encounter in battle; occupy the time or attention of; as, to engage one in conversation.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To pledge one's word: to become bound: to take a part: to enter into conflict.

part of speech: verb

To occupy, as one's time; to undertake; to win, as affection; to hold, as in attention; to embark in, as in business; to bespeak, as rooms or a partner in a dance; to bind one's self as surety; to enlist for a service; to unite by contract; to begin to fight.

part of speech: verb transitive

To bind by a gage or pledge: to render liable: to gain for service: to enlist: to gain over: to win: to occupy: to enter into contest with.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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