Definition of 'engage'
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Example sentences containing 'engage'
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Awful family across the aisle engage us in conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The key to getting them off without causing an argument is to engage them with something else. The Sun (2016)Consumers spend their time trying to check prices rather than engage in productive activity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Soon after he returned from war they were engaged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Keep it simple and disciplined People engage with politics rarely and for short periods of time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It can be hard to find common ground and remain engaged with people you don't know. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In any project aiming at long-term sustainability it is vital to engage young people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As soon as you engage with another person, there's a behavioural symmetry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's feelgood, and people want to engage with that. The Sun (2016)Before making an appointment, I have made a shortlist of three and then engaged the person most suited for the job. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our main object is to engage enemy bombers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This enables us to engage with groups and individuals that statutory providers find difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is about engaging with younger people. Times, Sunday Times (2014)English was the one lesson that engaged his attention at school. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You can engage in " passive cooperation. Christianity Today (2000)Growing old chronologically does not mean a person cannot engage in physical activities. Sociology (1995)You are about to engage in a battle with your entire force. Man of Honour (2007)Now the gangs are back fighting turf wars and engaging in gun battles with police. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And they engaged with the enemy on only one in five days at war. The Sun (2016) People are engaged in life and the environment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But fair dealing is not a subject that engages the attention of any of the contributors. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Consequently they saw no reason why they should engage the enemy unless they did so in overwhelming force. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)Explaining and predicting what people will do by citing their beliefs is something we all engage in all the time. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)Then the going got a bit snowy and steep and it was time to engage four-wheel drive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But sensors monitor road conditions and automatically engage four-wheel drive when necessary. The Sun (2006)Within weeks we and our former partners on the Continent are engaged in a war beyond imagination. The Sun (2013)He has been warned that he will no longer be engaged in the passive defence of his country, but taking the battle to the enemy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Synonyms of 'engage'
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Translations for 'engage'
British English: engage VERB
to engage in sth If you engage in an activity, you do it or are actively involved with it.
Many of these young people engage in criminal activities.
Definition of engage from the Collins English Dictionary
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