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 for engage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Engage \En*gage"\, v. i.
     1. To promise or pledge one's self; to enter into an
        obligation; to become bound; to warrant.
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              How proper the remedy for the malady, I engage not.
                                                    --Fuller.
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     2. 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.
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     3. To enter into conflict; to join battle; as, the armies
        engaged in a general battle.
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     4. (Mach.) To be in gear, as two cogwheels working together.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, oath, or
        promise; to bind by contract or promise. "I to thee
        engaged a prince's word." --Shak.
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     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.
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     3. To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to
        draw.
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              Good nature engages everybody to him. --Addison.
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     4. To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to
        engross; to draw on.
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              Thus shall mankind his guardian care engage. --Pope.
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              Taking upon himself the difficult task of engaging
              him in conversation.                  --Hawthorne.
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     5. To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to
        conflict.
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              A favorable opportunity of engaging the enemy.
                                                    --Ludlow.
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     6. (Mach.) 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  engage
      v 1: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in;
           "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a
           discussion" [syn: prosecute, engage, pursue]
      2: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in
         butterflies absorbs her completely" [syn: absorb,
         engross, engage, occupy]
      3: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in
         the department"; "How many people has she employed?" [syn:
         hire, engage, employ] [ant: can, dismiss,
         displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the
         axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate]
      4: ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer"
      5: give to in marriage [syn: betroth, engage, affiance,
         plight]
      6: get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged" [ant:
         disengage]
      7: carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler
         waged war against all of Europe" [syn: engage, wage]
      8: hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or
         support" [syn: engage, enlist]
      9: 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?" [syn: lease, rent, hire,
         charter, engage, take]
      10: keep engaged; "engaged the gears" [syn: engage, mesh,
          lock, operate] [ant: disengage, withdraw]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  189 Moby Thesaurus words for "engage":
     absorb, absorb the attention, accept obligation, affiance, agree,
     agree to, answer for, appeal, approach, arrest, assault, assay,
     attack, attempt, attend to business, attract, bargain, bargain for,
     battle, be answerable for, be attractive, be responsible for,
     be security for, beckon, become engaged, bespeak, betroth, bind,
     book, brief, bring, busy, captivate, capture, carry, catch,
     catch up in, chance, charm, clash with, coact, combat, commit,
     compact, concern, contract, contract an engagement, contract for,
     cooperate, covenant, decide, determine, devote, dispose, do a deal,
     do battle, dovetail, draw, draw in, embark on, embarrass, employ,
     enchant, encounter, engage in, engage in battle,
     engage the attention, engage the mind, engage the thoughts,
     engross, engross the mind, engross the thoughts, enlist, enmesh,
     entangle, enter into, enthrall, essay, exercise, face, fascinate,
     fetch, fight, get to do, give battle, go bail for, grab,
     grapple with, grip, guarantee, have an understanding, hire, hold,
     hold spellbound, hold the interest, hypnotize, imbue, immerse,
     implicate, incline, indenture, induce, influence, interact,
     interchange, interest, interest in, interlace, interlock,
     intermesh, interplay, intertwine, interweave, interwork, invite,
     involve, involve the interest, join battle, join battle with,
     join issue, lead, lift a finger, lure, make a deal,
     make an attempt, make an effort, meet, mesh, mesmerize,
     mind the store, monopolize, mortise, obligate, obsess, occupy,
     occupy the attention, offer, partake in, participate in, pass,
     pass the time, pledge, plight, preengage, preoccupy, procure,
     promise, prompt, publish the banns, put on, recruit, rent, reserve,
     retain, secure, shake hands on, sign on, sign up, sign up for,
     soak, spellbind, spend, spend the time, stipulate, strike,
     suck into, summon, sway, take into employment, take on,
     take part in, take the vows, take up, tangle, tantalize, tease,
     tempt, tickle, tie, tie up, titillate, troth, try, try conclusions,
     undertake, venture, venture on, venture upon, whet the appetite
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  engage
  
      Do you mean Nokia N-Gage?
  
     (2005-01-18)
  

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