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Overview of verb engage

The verb engage has 10 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (31) prosecute, engage, pursue

(carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion")

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

(consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely")

3. (2) hire, engage, employ

(engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?")

4. (1) engage

(ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer")

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

(give to in marriage)

6. (1) engage

(get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged")

7. engage, wage

(carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe")

8. engage, enlist

(hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support")

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

(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?")

10. engage, mesh, lock, operate

(keep engaged; "engaged the gears")

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