engage

  • 1 engagé — engagé, ée [ ɑ̃gaʒe ] adj. • XVIe; de engager 1 ♦ Archit. Partiellement intégré dans un mur ou un pilier. Colonne engagée. 2 ♦ Qui s est engagé dans l armée (opposé à appelé). Des soldats engagés. Subst. Les engagés et les appelés. « Engagé… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 engagé — engagé, ée (an ga jé, jée) part. passé. 1°   Mis en gage. Des effets engagés au mont de piété.    Domaine engagé, domaine que le souverain concède avec la faculté d y rentrer en remboursant le prix ; ainsi dit parce que, sous l ancienne monarchie …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 engage — [en gāj′, ingāj′] vt. engaged, engaging [ME engagen < OFr engagier: see EN 1 & GAGE1] 1. Obs. to give or assign as security for a debt, etc. 2. to bind (oneself) by a promise; pledge; specif. (now only in the passive), to bind by a promise of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 engage — en‧gage [ɪnˈgeɪdʒ] verb [transitive] formal to arrange to employ someone or to pay someone to do something for you: engage somebody to do something • You will need to engage a commercial lawyer to protect your interests in the drafting of a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 Engage — En*gage , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engaging}.] [F. engager; pref. en (L. in) + gage pledge, pawn. See {Gage}.] 1. To put under pledge; to pledge; to place under obligations to do or forbear doing something, as by a pledge,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 engage — I (hire) verb appoint, arrange for the services of, arrange for the use of, bind, book, charter, commission, conducere, contract for, employ, enlist, enlist in one s service, fill a position, give a job to, give a situation to, give employment to …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 engage — [v1] hire for job, use appoint, bespeak, book, bring on board*, charter, come on board*, commission, contract, employ, enlist, enroll, ink*, lease, place, prearrange, put on, rent, reserve, retain, secure, sign on, sign up, take on, truck with*;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Engage — may refer to:* Engagement in preparation for marriage* Engage (organization), a UK based political organization * Engage (visual arts), the UK National Association for Gallery Education [http://www.engage.org] * N Gage, a smartphone and handheld… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 Engage — En*gage , v. i. 1. To promise or pledge one s self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant. [1913 Webster] How proper the remedy for the malady, I engage not. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To embark in a business; to take a part; to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 engage in — I verb accept, apply oneself to, assume, be occupied with, carry on, commence, commit to, concern oneself with, conduct, contract, devote oneself to, embark on, employ, endeavor, execute, exercise, follow, labor, manage, operate, participate, ply …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 engage — ► VERB 1) attract or involve (someone s interest or attention). 2) (engage in/with) participate or become involved in. 3) chiefly Brit. employ or hire. 4) enter into a contract to do. 5) enter into combat with. 6) (with reference to a part of a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 engagé — /ãga ʒe/, it. /anga ʒe/ agg. fr. [part. pass. di engager impegnare ], in ital. invar. (artist., crit.) [con riferimento a letterati e artisti o alla letteratura e all arte, che partecipa attivamente alla vita politico civile] ▶◀ impegnato,… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 13 engage — early 15c., to pledge, from M.Fr. engagier, from O.Fr. en gage under pledge, from en make + gage pledge, through Frankish from P.Gmc. *wadiare pledge (showing the common evolution of Germanic w to French g ; Cf. Guillaume from Wilhelm). Meaning …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 engagé — /fr. ãɡaˈ1e/ [vc. fr., letteralmente «impegnato»] agg. inv. impegnato (culturalmente, politicamente, ecc.) …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 15 engage — pledge, plight, *promise, covenant, contract Analogous words: bind, *tie: agree, accede, acquiesce, *assent, consent, subscribe …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 engagé — Engagé, [engag]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe. On dit fig. qu Une personne à la poitrine engagée, pour dire, Oppressée …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 17 engagé — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a writer or artist) morally committed to a particular cause. ORIGIN French …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 engagé — [än gȧ zhā′] adj. [Fr] committed to supporting some aim, cause, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 19 engage — [[t]ɪnge͟ɪʤ[/t]] ♦♦♦ engages, engaging, engaged 1) VERB If you engage in an activity, you do it or are actively involved with it. [FORMAL] [V in n] I have never engaged in the drug trade... [V in n] You can engage in croquet on the south lawn. 2) …

    English dictionary

  • 20 engage — en|gage W3 [ınˈgeıdʒ] v formal [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: engager, from gage something given as a promise ] 1.) [I always + preposition] to be doing or to become involved in an activity engage in/on/upon ▪ Only 10% of American adults… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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