Engage

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Definition

to engage: to participate in, to join in; to captivate, to attract
verb
He engaged me in conversation before I could leave the pub.

to be engaged (to someone): to make (someone) the promise to get married
verb

I have an engagement, I am engaged (tonight): I have an appointment, a meeting, a commitment (tonight)
noun
Unfortunately, I have a previous engagement tonight and cannot meet with you.

(Congratulations on your) engagement!: (Congratulations on your) agreement to get married, betrothal!
noun
an engagement ring a ring given and worn as a sign that you will marry someone

Examples

  • "I have an engagement with a friend's wife."
  • "After I gave it to him he broke up with me and called off the engagement!"
  • "I am already engaged that evening to speak at Twin Heights elementary school for Career Night."
  • "prior engagement."

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