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1. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in.

Synonyms

  • capture
  • catch
  • arrest
  • grab
  • seize
  • draw
  • attract
  • gain
  • win
  • captivate
  • hold
  • grip
  • engross
  • absorb
  • occupy
  • pursue
  • act
  • politick
  • commit
  • practice
  • close
  • move

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • switch off
  • stand still
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Engage

  • backstage
  • upstage
  • under-age
  • restage
  • onstage
  • offstage
  • bethpage
  • enrage
  • assuage
  • stage
  • schrage
  • osage
  • krage
  • grage
  • drage
  • wrage
  • wage
  • sage
  • rage
  • paige
  • page
  • lage
  • kage
  • hage
  • gauge
  • gaige
  • cage

Sentences with engage


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As part of a regular budgeting cycle, companies typically engage in the capital budgeting process.

2. Verb, base form
To help kids understand this concept, you can engage them in a game.

3. Noun, singular or mass
You'll hear the door locks engage, then disengage to confirm that the remote is programmed.

Quotes about engage


1. Have you ever played a video game that didn't have escalating levels of difficulty? Well, life can feel like play, too, when we purposefully engage in activities that demand we test and develop our skills.
- Brendon Burchard

2. In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
- Rupert Murdoch

3. Hugh and I have been together for so long that in order to arouse extraordinary passion, we need to engage in physical combat. Once, he hit me on the back of the head with a broken wineglass, and I fell to the floor pretending to be unconscious. That was romantic, or would have been had he rushed to my side rather than stepping over my body to fetch the dustpan.
- David Sedaris, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

2. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] consume all of one's attention or time.

Synonyms

  • occupy
  • engross
  • absorb
  • involve
  • consume
  • interest

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • divest
  • employer
  • unemployment

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] engage or hire for work.

Synonyms

  • farm out
  • job
  • hire
  • employ
  • sign
  • rat
  • fill
  • ship
  • contract
  • subcontract
  • sign up
  • featherbed

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • respectful
  • veer
  • back

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] give to in marriage.

Synonyms

  • plight
  • betroth
  • vow

Antonyms

  • positiveness
  • negativity
  • positivity
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] ask to represent; of legal counsel.

Synonyms

  • hire

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] get caught.

Synonyms

  • lock

Antonyms

  • unlock
  • borrow

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] engage for service under a term of contract.

Synonyms

  • hire
  • charter
  • rent
  • get
  • take
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • get off
  • disembark
  • increase

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns).

Synonyms

  • wage
  • provide
  • offer
  • put up
  • fight
  • contend

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • disentangle
  • unsnarl
  • walk

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] hire for work or assistance.

Synonyms

  • recruit
  • secure
  • enlist

Antonyms

  • stretch
  • stay
  • widen
  • orient

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. engage

verb. ['ɪnˈgeɪdʒ'] keep engaged.

Synonyms

  • lock
  • mesh
  • ride
  • operate
  • flip
  • switch
  • displace
  • move

Antonyms

  • uncommunicative
  • nonworker
  • empty
  • unclutter

Etymology

  • engagier (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • engager (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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