engagement


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  • noun

Synonyms for engagement

Synonyms for engagement

a commitment, as for a performance by an entertainer

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the act or condition of being pledged to marry

a declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing

a commitment to appear at a certain time and place

the act of employing for wages

a hostile encounter between opposing military forces

Synonyms for engagement

a mutual promise to marry

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the act of giving someone a job

employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time

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contact by fitting together

References in classic literature ?
But there is, I believe, in many men, especially single men, such an inclination such a passion for dining outa dinner engagement is so high in the class of their pleasures, their employments, their dignities, almost their duties, that any thing gives way to itand this must be the case with Mr.
I am not so much at liberty as you suppose; on the contrary, I have a most important engagement.
She was persuaded to believe the engagement a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it.
The spirit of the generations had smiled through them, rejoicing in the engagement of Cecil and Lucy because it promised the continuance of life on earth.
He could not really see why her fate should have the least bearing on his; yet he dimly felt that he had only just begun to measure the risks of the championship which his engagement had forced upon him.
Told her you had sent me to say that, having just recollected a prior engagement of going to Clifton with us tomorrow, you could not have the pleasure of walking with her till Tuesday.
However, there will hardly be an engagement today," said Bagration as if to reassure Prince Andrew.
She had always trusted her, and now more than ever, since her engagement to Rodney, which seemed to Lady Otway extremely suitable, and just what one would wish for one's own daughter.
It's true, I wasn't at home; but Rosamond told me you hadn't a word to say against the engagement.
THE narrative returns to South Morden, and follows the events which attended Isabel's marriage engagement.
Innocently, I say--because he told me nothing of his engagement until after I had accepted him.
Shaw, who found herself lonely, though much better than usual, for the engagement had a finer effect upon her constitution than any tonic she ever tried.
In that case I have to inform your ladyship that you insist on more than you may suppose: you insist on my breaking my engagement to Miss Roseberry.
A long engagement if you like, but inquiries, questions, plans, lines of action--no, Aunt Juley, no.
We shall have great difficulty in finding persons of character and capacity to accept a temporary engagement of that sort, if we try in London.