prosecute, engage, pursue(verb)
carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
"She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
rent, quest for, act on, prosecute, occupy, follow up on, engross, charter, mesh, operate, employ, absorb, go after, follow, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, quest after, plight, enlist
absorb, engross, engage, occupy(verb)
consume all of one's attention or time
"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
take in, suck up, affiance, enlist, plight, engross, use up, prosecute, lock, hire, soak up, take, worry, suck, employ, lodge in, fill, take over, invade, steep, concern, pursue, betroth, busy, sop up, lease, charter, imbibe, plunge, mesh, wage, reside, rent, interest, draw, assimilate, absorb, occupy, ingest, immerse, engulf, take up, operate
hire, engage, employ(verb)
engage or hire for work
"They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
ask to represent; of legal counsel
"I'm retaining a lawyer"
betroth, engage, affiance, plight(verb)
give to in marriage
"make sure the gear is engaged"
carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
"Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
hire for work or assistance
"engage aid, help, services, or support"
lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take(verb)
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?"
require, read, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, wage, absorb, necessitate, consume, affiance, operate, demand, employ, lock, consider, need, rent, enlist, pick out, remove, aim, plight, contract, adopt, film, fill, pursue, lease, take aim, prosecute, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, drive, let, make, claim, get, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, engross, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, shoot, direct, charter, contain, subscribe, betroth, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, hire, accept, guide, admit, mesh, ask, conduct
engage, mesh, lock, operate(verb)
"engaged the gears"
engross, operate, affiance, enlist, plight, operate on, run, function, lock, hire, interlace, maneuver, take, employ, lock up, shut up, ensnarl, enmesh, pursue, control, manoeuver, go, prosecute, manoeuvre, lease, shut away, charter, betroth, mesh, wage, rent, work, lock in, lock away, absorb, occupy, interlock, put away
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Binding is primarily by something flexible, as a cord or bandage drawn closely around an object or group of objects, as when we bind up a wounded limb. We bind a sheaf of wheat with a cord; we tie the cord in a knot; we fasten by any means that will make things hold together, as a board by nails, or a door by a lock. The verbs tie and fasten are scarcely used in the figurative sense, tho, using the noun, we speak of the ties of affection. Bind has an extensive figurative use. One is bound by conscience or honor; he is obliged by some imperious necessity; engaged by his own promise; compelled by physical force or its moral equivalent.
Bind to a pillar; unto an altar; to a service; bind one with chains or in chains; one is bound by a contract; a splint is bound upon a limb; the arms may be bound to the sides or behind the back; bind a wreath about, around, or round the head; twigs are bound in or into fagots; for military purposes, they are bound at both ends and in the middle; one is bound by a contract, or bound under a penalty to fulfil a contract.
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- наемам, ангажирам, зацепвам, задължавамBulgarian
- embragar, contratarSpanish
- vuokrata, hyökätä, lupautua, [[viedä]] [[mielenkiinto]], käyttää, [[ryhtyä]] [[taisteluun]], mennä kihloihin, työllistää, ryhtyä, [[joutua]] [[taisteluun]], pantata, [[vetää]] [[keskusteluun]], luvata, palkata, kiehtoa, sitoutuaFinnish
- engager, embrayerFrench
- fastaidhScottish Gaelic
- leköt, harcba bocsátkozik, belefogHungarian
- uplesti, angažirati se, agnažirati, angažirati, upustiti seSerbo-Croatian
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