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Synonyms for engage

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  1. engageverb


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. engage

    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, compel, fasten, fetter, fix, oblige, restrain, restrict, secure, shackle, tie

    free, loose, set free, unbind, unfasten, unloose, untie

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. engage

    promise, undertake, vouch, employ, occupy, hire, gain, attract, enlist, stipulate, pledge, agree, buy, adopt, involve

    decline, refuse, withdraw, dismiss, discard, extricate, disengage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prosecute, engage, pursueverb

    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

    disengage, withdraw

  2. absorb, engross, engage, occupyverb

    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

    disengage, withdraw

  3. hire, engage, employverb

    engage or hire for work

    "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"

    rent, prosecute, occupy, use, engross, charter, mesh, utilise, operate, employ, absorb, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, utilize, apply, plight, enlist

    disengage, withdraw

  4. engageverb

    ask to represent; of legal counsel

    "I'm retaining a lawyer"

    rent, prosecute, occupy, engross, charter, mesh, operate, employ, absorb, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, plight, enlist

    disengage, withdraw

  5. betroth, engage, affiance, plightverb

    give to in marriage

    rent, prosecute, occupy, engross, charter, mesh, pledge, operate, employ, absorb, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, plight, enlist

    disengage, withdraw

  6. engageverb

    get caught

    "make sure the gear is engaged"

    rent, prosecute, occupy, engross, charter, mesh, operate, employ, absorb, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, plight, enlist

    withdraw, disengage

  7. engage, wageverb

    carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

    "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

    rent, prosecute, occupy, engross, charter, mesh, operate, employ, absorb, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, plight, enlist

    disengage, withdraw

  8. engage, enlistverb

    hire for work or assistance

    "engage aid, help, services, or support"

    rent, prosecute, occupy, draft, engross, charter, mesh, operate, employ, absorb, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, muster in, plight, enlist

    disengage, withdraw

  9. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, takeverb

    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

    withdraw, disengage

  10. engage, mesh, lock, operateverb

    keep engaged

    "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

    disengage, withdraw

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. engageverb

    pledge, commit, promise, bind, put under pledge

  2. engageverb

    enlist, induce to serve

  3. engageverb

    gain, win, attach, attract, allure, entertain, draw, fix, arrest, gain over

  4. engageverb

    occupy, employ, busy, engross

  5. engageverb

    attack, encounter, fight with, join battle with

  6. engageverb

    fight, combat, contend, struggle, contest, join battle

  7. engageverb

    embark, enlist, take the first step

  8. engageverb

    promise, agree, stipulate, bargain, undertake, pledge one's word, plight one's word, pass one's word, pledge one's self, become bound, be sworn, take upon one's self

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. engageverb

    pledge, bind, commit, betroth, affiance, plight, engross, employ, busy, occupy

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How to use engage in a sentence?

  1. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd:

    This does not appear to be an effort to engage in good-faith negotiations or accommodations, instead, it appears to be another example of the administration's blanket defiance of Congress' constitutionally-mandated responsibilities.

  2. Sean Cahill:

    Adolescents are figuring out who they are, and it's important to be supportive and affirming of Judith Glassgold child and to engage in that process of identity development in a way. . . that's not harmful to them.

  3. Clarence McClendon:

    The meeting was presented not as a meeting to endorse but a meeting to engage in dialogue, the Preachers of L.A.

  4. Christian Tom:

    Pride logo. A Biden campaign director told The Verge, Animal Crossingis a dynamic, diverse, and powerful platform that brings communities together from across the world. The Verge is an exciting new opportunity for our campaign to engage and connect Biden-Harris supporters as they build and decorate their islands. CNNS DON LEMON PRAISES BIDEN AFTER URGING HIM TO CONDEMN RIOTS : HE PUT TRUMP ON HIS HEELS As we enter the final campaign stretch towards November, this is one way we are finding new creative and innovative ways to meet voters where they are and bring our supporters together.

  5. Nasr Hariri:

    We want more pressure on the regime to engage in the negotiation and continue in the negotiation to reach a political solution in six months, as (U.N. Security Council Resolution) 2254 says, just speaking about a political transition without any advancement, we will lose our trust in the process and our people will lose their trust in us and in the process itself. Hariri said Syria and its ally Iran wanted the fighting to continue until they could declare a military victory, and they were not abiding by agreements to de-escalate the fighting in areas such as Eastern Ghouta, a besieged rebel-held enclave.

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  • جذبArabic
  • наемам, ангажирам, зацепвам, задължавамBulgarian
  • napadnoutCzech
  • engagereDanish
  • engagierenGerman
  • 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
  • engajarIdo
  • ingaggiareItalian
  • verlovenDutch
  • заниматьсяRussian
  • uplesti, angažirati se, agnažirati, angažirati, upustiti seSerbo-Croatian
  • thuêVietnamese
  • 从事Chinese

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    A synonym for "drooping"
    • A. upright
    • B. tense
    • C. erect
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