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Synonyms for engaged

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. engaged, occupied(adj)

    having ones attention or mind or energy engaged

    "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"

    occupied, in use(p), intermeshed, set-aside(p), booked, meshed, busy, tenanted

    idle, unemployed, unreserved, uninvolved, unoccupied, ungeared, unconnected

  2. engaged(adj)

    involved in military hostilities

    "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"

    booked, intermeshed, set-aside(p), meshed, occupied, busy, in use(p)

    unoccupied, idle, unconnected, unemployed, uninvolved, unreserved, ungeared

  3. booked, engaged, set-aside(p)(adj)

    reserved in advance

    unoccupied, unreserved, unemployed, unconnected, ungeared, uninvolved, idle

  4. busy, engaged, in use(p)(adj)

    (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line)

    "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"

    ungeared, unconnected, unreserved, unoccupied, idle, uninvolved, unemployed

  5. engaged, meshed, intermeshed(adj)

    (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting

    "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"

    occupied, in use(p), intermeshed, set-aside(p), enmeshed, booked, meshed, busy

    uninvolved, unoccupied, idle, unreserved, unconnected, unemployed, ungeared

  6. engaged(adj)

    having services contracted for

    "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"

    booked, intermeshed, set-aside(p), meshed, occupied, busy, in use(p)

    unemployed, ungeared, unreserved, unoccupied, unconnected, uninvolved, idle

  7. engaged(adj)

    built against or attached to a wall

    "engaged columns"

    booked, intermeshed, set-aside(p), meshed, occupied, busy, in use(p)

    idle, uninvolved, ungeared, unconnected, unemployed, unreserved, unoccupied


  1. engaged(adjective)

    Agreed to be married.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. engaged

    Industrious signifies zealously or habitually applying oneself to any work or business. Busy applies to an activity which may be temporary, industrious to a habit of life. We say a man is busy just now; that is, occupied at the moment with something that takes his full attention. It would be ridiculous or satirical to say, he is industrious just now. But busy can be used in the sense of industrious, as when we say he is a busy man. Diligent indicates also a disposition, which is ordinarily habitual, and suggests more of heartiness and volition than industrious. We say one is a diligent, rather than an industrious, reader of the Bible. In the use of the nouns, we speak of plodding industry, but not of plodding diligence. Compare ACTIVE; INDUSTRY.

    See synonyms for IDLE.

    active, assiduous, busy, diligent, employed, industrious, occupied, sedulous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. engaged

    occupied, employed, selected, intent, chosen, affianced, betrothed

    free, unemployed, disengaged, unaffianced

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. engaged(a)

    occupied, employed, engrossed, affianced, betrothed

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How to use engaged in a sentence?

  1. Dick Shelby:

    Our staffs are engaged, we are making progress. We got a few bumps. You can imagine what they are.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Murilo Ferreira:

    We acknowledge the seriousness of the moment and we are committed to helping and already engaged in joint coordination.

  3. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler:

    No prior president has engaged in such a transparent effort to block his own former aides from testifying about the president's misconduct.

  4. Andrew Cuomo:

    We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every America is fully engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone.

  5. Barack Obama:

    Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.

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