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Definition of Engage

Engage

  1. To put under pledge; to pledge; to place under obligations to do or forbear doing something, as by a pledge, oath, or promise; to bind by contract or promise.
  2. To gain for service; to bring in as associate or aid; to enlist; as, to engage friends to aid in a cause; to engage men for service.
  3. To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw.
  4. To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to engross; to draw on.
  5. To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to conflict.
  6. To come into gear with; as, the teeth of one cogwheel engage those of another, or one part of a clutch engages the other part.
  7. To promise or pledge one's self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant.
  8. To embark in a business; to take a part; to employ or involve one's self; to devote attention and effort; to enlist; as, to engage in controversy.
  9. To enter into conflict; to join battle; as, the armies engaged in a general battle.
  10. To be in gear, as two cogwheels working together.

Engage Quotations

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
Nelson Mandela

We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
Henry Ford

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
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Engage Translations

engage in French is engagez, accrochons, engager, engageons, saillir
engage in German is mieten, verpflichten, belegen, belegen, anstellen
engage in Italian is noleggiare, obbligarsi, obbligare
engage in Norwegian is engasjere, ansette
engage in Spanish is comprometer, vincular
engage in Swedish is koppla in

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