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Gage vs. Engage

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Gageverb

To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.

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Gageverb

(US) lang=en to measure

Engageverb

To attract, to please; (archaic) to fascinate or win over (someone).

Gagenoun

Something, such as a glove or other pledge, thrown down as a challenge to combat (now usually figurative).

Engageverb

(heading) To interact antagonistically.

Gagenoun

(obsolete) Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom.

Engageverb

(transitive) To enter into conflict with (an enemy).

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Gagenoun

alternative spelling of gauge|from=US alternativea measure, instrument for measuring, etc.

Engageverb

(intransitive) To enter into battle.

Gagenoun

A subspecies of plum, Prunus domestica subsp. italica.

Engageverb

(heading) To interact contractually.

Gagenoun

A pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act by the person depositing it, and forfeited by nonperformance; security.

‘Nor without gages to the needy lend.’;

Engageverb

(transitive) To arrange to employ or use (a worker, a space, etc.).

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Gagenoun

A glove, cap, or the like, cast on the ground as a challenge to combat, and to be taken up by the accepter of the challenge; a challenge; a defiance.

Engageverb

(intransitive) To guarantee or promise (to do something).

Gagenoun

A variety of plum; as, the greengage; also, the blue gage, frost gage, golden gage, etc., having more or less likeness to the greengage. See Greengage.

Engageverb

(transitive) To bind through legal or moral obligation (to do something, especially to marry) usually in passive.

‘They were engaged last month! They're planning to have the wedding next year.’;

Gagenoun

A measure or standard. See Gauge, n.

Engageverb

To pledge, pawn (one's property); to put (something) at risk or on the line; to mortgage (houses, land).

Gageverb

To give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge.

‘A moiety competentWas gaged by our king.’;

Engageverb

(heading) To interact mechanically.

Gageverb

To bind by pledge, or security; to engage.

‘Great debtsWherein my time, sometimes too prodigal,Hath left me gaged.’;

Engageverb

To mesh or interlock (of machinery, especially a clutch).

‘Whenever I engage the clutch, the car stalls out.’;

Gageverb

To measure. See Gauge, v. t.

‘You shall not gage meBy what we do to-night.’;

Engageverb

To come into gear with.

‘The teeth of one cogwheel engage those of another.’;

Gagenoun

street names for marijuana

Engageverb

(intransitive) To enter into (an activity), to participate (construed with in).

Gagenoun

a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.

Engageverb

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.

Gageverb

place a bet on;

‘Which horse are you backing?’; ‘I'm betting on the new horse’;

Engageverb

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.

Gagenoun

a valued object deposited as a guarantee of good faith.

Engageverb

To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw.

‘Good nature engages everybody to him.’;

Gagenoun

a pledge, especially a glove, thrown down as a symbol of a challenge to fight.

Engageverb

To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to engross; to draw on.

‘Thus shall mankind his guardian care engage.’; ‘Taking upon himself the difficult task of engaging him in conversation.’;

Gagenoun

variant spelling of gauge

Engageverb

To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to conflict.

‘A favorable opportunity of engaging the enemy.’;

Gagenoun

another term for greengage

Engageverb

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.

Gageverb

offer (an object or one's life) as a guarantee of good faith

‘a guide sent to them by the headman of this place gaged his life as a forfeit if he failed’;

Engageverb

To promise or pledge one's self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant.

‘How proper the remedy for the malady, I engage not.’;

Gageverb

variant spelling of gauge

Engageverb

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.

Engageverb

To enter into conflict; to join battle; as, the armies engaged in a general battle.

Engageverb

To be in gear, as two cogwheels working together.

Engageverb

carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in;

‘She pursued many activities’; ‘They engaged in a discussion’;

Engageverb

engage or engross wholly;

‘Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely’;

Engageverb

engage or hire for work;

‘They hired two new secretaries in the department’; ‘How many people has she employed?’;

Engageverb

ask to represent; of legal counsel;

‘I'm retaining a lawyer’;

Engageverb

give to in marriage

Engageverb

get caught;

‘make sure the gear is engaged’;

Engageverb

as of wars, battles, or campaigns;

‘Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe’;

Engageverb

as of aid, help, services, or support

Engageverb

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?’;

Engageverb

keep engaged;

‘engaged the gears’;

Engageverb

occupy or attract (someone's interest or attention)

‘I told him I was otherwise engaged’; ‘he ploughed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention’;

Engageverb

involve someone in (a conversation or discussion)

‘they attempted to engage Anthony in conversation’;

Engageverb

participate or become involved in

‘some are actively engaged in crime’; ‘organizations engage in a variety of activities’;

Engageverb

establish a meaningful contact or connection with

‘the teams needed to engage with local communities’;

Engageverb

arrange to employ or hire (someone)

‘he was engaged as a trainee copywriter’;

Engageverb

pledge or enter into a contract to do something

‘he engaged to pay them £10,000 against a bond’;

Engageverb

reserve (accommodation, a place, etc.) in advance

‘she had offered to engage a room in the house of the woman’;

Engageverb

(with reference to a part of a machine or engine) move into position so as to come into operation

‘the driver engaged the gears and pulled out into the road’; ‘the clutch will not engage’;

Engageverb

(of fencers or swordsmen) bring (weapons) together preparatory to fighting.

Engageverb

enter into combat with (an enemy)

‘tank and infantry units engaged the enemy’;

Engageadjective

(of a writer or artist) committed to a particular aim or cause.

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