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Ingage vs. Engage

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Ingageverb

obsolete spelling of engage

Engageverb

To interact socially.

Engageverb

To engross or hold the attention of; to keep busy or occupied.

Engageverb

To draw into conversation.

Engageverb

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

Engageverb

(heading) To interact antagonistically.

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Engageverb

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

Engageverb

(intransitive) To enter into battle.

Engageverb

(heading) To interact contractually.

Engageverb

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

Engageverb

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

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.’;

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Engageverb

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

Engageverb

(heading) To interact mechanically.

Engageverb

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

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

Engageverb

To come into gear with.

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

Engageverb

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

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.

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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.

Engageverb

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

‘Good nature engages everybody to him.’;

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.’;

Engageverb

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

‘A favorable opportunity of engaging the enemy.’;

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.

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.’;

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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