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Synonyms for engage
ɛnˈgeɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prosecute, engage, pursue(verb)

    carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

    "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    disengage, withdraw

  2. absorb, engross, engage, occupy(verb)

    consume all of one's attention or time

    "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    disengage, withdraw

  3. hire, engage, employ(verb)

    engage or hire for work

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

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

    Antonyms:
    disengage, withdraw

  4. engage(verb)

    ask to represent; of legal counsel

    "I'm retaining a lawyer"

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

    Antonyms:
    disengage, withdraw

  5. betroth, engage, affiance, plight(verb)

    give to in marriage

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

    Antonyms:
    disengage, withdraw

  6. engage(verb)

    get caught

    "make sure the gear is engaged"

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

    Antonyms:
    withdraw, disengage

  7. engage, wage(verb)

    carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

    "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

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

    Antonyms:
    disengage, withdraw

  8. engage, enlist(verb)

    hire for work or assistance

    "engage aid, help, services, or support"

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

    Antonyms:
    disengage, withdraw

  9. 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?"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    withdraw, disengage

  10. engage, mesh, lock, operate(verb)

    keep engaged

    "engaged the gears"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    disengage, withdraw

Wiktionary

  1. engage(verb)

    Antonyms:
    disengage

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.

    Synonyms:
    bind, compel, fasten, fetter, fix, oblige, restrain, restrict, secure, shackle, tie

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

    Preposition:
    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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. engage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    pledge, commit, promise, bind, put under pledge

  2. engage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    enlist, induce to serve

  3. engage(v. a.)

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

  4. engage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    occupy, employ, busy, engross

  5. engage(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    attack, encounter, fight with, join battle with

  6. engage(v. n.)

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

  7. engage(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    embark, enlist, take the first step

  8. engage(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    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. engage(v)

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

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How to use engage in a sentence?

  1. The State Department:

    We continue to engage with our Government of Tanzania counterparts on a wide range of issues, including those related to human rights, the United States remains committed to the values of democracy, rule of law, freedom of expression, and prosperity in Tanzania.

  2. Jennifer Prince:

    When we think about what how we want to engage with our partners, it’s about making sure we’re connecting all the pieces of what’s possible, we want the entertainment category to know what to do with everything from GIFs to Periscope.

  3. Jerome Powell:

    I think we are getting in here to commenting on a nominee to the Fed directly, that's something I'd rather avoid; it's really not my role to engage with potential nominees to the Fed.

  4. Rhea Boyd:

    Parents who have not already, should proactively engage their kids around these distressing events, ask them what they know and what they've seen. Ask them how they are feeling. Validate their feelings and let them know what you are doing to keep them safe -- be it in your home or your community.

  5. Laura Kuenssberg:

    PM spoke to Merkel at 8 a.m. this morning - No 10 source says she said there could only be a deal if Northern Ireland stays in Customs Union, if not, then deal is 'overwhelmingly unlikely', no 10 (Johnson's office) says PM stressed to Merkel UK believes they had put forward a reasonable new deal, but with no desire to engage on EU side + this demand on NI staying in Customs Union a deal is 'essentially impossible'.

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Translations for engage

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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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