engage

/ɪn'geɪdʒ/ verb
1. to arrange to employ workers or advisors
If we increase production we will need to engage more machinists.
He was engaged as a temporary replacement for the marketing manager who was ill.
The company has engaged twenty new sales representatives.
to engage someone to do something to make someone do something legally
The contract engages us to a minimum annual purchase.
2.
to be engaged in to be busy with
He is engaged in work on computers.
The company is engaged in trade with Africa.

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  • engagé — engagé, ée [ ɑ̃gaʒe ] adj. • XVIe; de engager 1 ♦ Archit. Partiellement intégré dans un mur ou un pilier. Colonne engagée. 2 ♦ Qui s est engagé dans l armée (opposé à appelé). Des soldats engagés. Subst. Les engagés et les appelés. « Engagé… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • engagé — engagé, ée (an ga jé, jée) part. passé. 1°   Mis en gage. Des effets engagés au mont de piété.    Domaine engagé, domaine que le souverain concède avec la faculté d y rentrer en remboursant le prix ; ainsi dit parce que, sous l ancienne monarchie …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • engage — [en gāj′, ingāj′] vt. engaged, engaging [ME engagen < OFr engagier: see EN 1 & GAGE1] 1. Obs. to give or assign as security for a debt, etc. 2. to bind (oneself) by a promise; pledge; specif. (now only in the passive), to bind by a promise of… …   English World dictionary

  • engage — en‧gage [ɪnˈgeɪdʒ] verb [transitive] formal to arrange to employ someone or to pay someone to do something for you: engage somebody to do something • You will need to engage a commercial lawyer to protect your interests in the drafting of a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Engage — En*gage , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engaging}.] [F. engager; pref. en (L. in) + gage pledge, pawn. See {Gage}.] 1. To put under pledge; to pledge; to place under obligations to do or forbear doing something, as by a pledge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engage — I (hire) verb appoint, arrange for the services of, arrange for the use of, bind, book, charter, commission, conducere, contract for, employ, enlist, enlist in one s service, fill a position, give a job to, give a situation to, give employment to …   Law dictionary

  • engage — [v1] hire for job, use appoint, bespeak, book, bring on board*, charter, come on board*, commission, contract, employ, enlist, enroll, ink*, lease, place, prearrange, put on, rent, reserve, retain, secure, sign on, sign up, take on, truck with*;… …   New thesaurus

  • Engage — may refer to:* Engagement in preparation for marriage* Engage (organization), a UK based political organization * Engage (visual arts), the UK National Association for Gallery Education [http://www.engage.org] * N Gage, a smartphone and handheld… …   Wikipedia

  • Engage — En*gage , v. i. 1. To promise or pledge one s self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant. [1913 Webster] How proper the remedy for the malady, I engage not. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To embark in a business; to take a part; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engage in — I verb accept, apply oneself to, assume, be occupied with, carry on, commence, commit to, concern oneself with, conduct, contract, devote oneself to, embark on, employ, endeavor, execute, exercise, follow, labor, manage, operate, participate, ply …   Law dictionary

  • engage — ► VERB 1) attract or involve (someone s interest or attention). 2) (engage in/with) participate or become involved in. 3) chiefly Brit. employ or hire. 4) enter into a contract to do. 5) enter into combat with. 6) (with reference to a part of a… …   English terms dictionary

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