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Synonyms for engage

participate in

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employ

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set going

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begin battle with

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Synonyms for engage

to obtain the use or services of

to cause to be set aside, as for one's use, in advance

to assume an obligation

to get and hold the attention of

to involve (someone) in an activity

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to involve oneself in (an activity)

to make busy

to cause to be busy or in use

to enter into conflict with

to come or bring together and interlock

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Synonyms for engage

carry out or participate in an activity

consume all of one's attention or time

ask to represent

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give to in marriage

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get caught

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carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

hire for work or assistance

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engage for service under a term of contract

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I fell beside a huge monster who was engaged with three antagonists, and as I glanced at his fierce face, filled with the light of battle, I recognized Tars Tarkas the Thark.
It was of more than twice the substance of the last paper on which he had operated, when he was engaged in the forgery ease; and it was, on that account, comparatively easy for him
The viceroy, during all the time he was engaged in this expedition, heard very provoking accounts of the bad conduct of his wife, and complained of it to the Emperor, entreating him either to punish his daughter himself, or to permit him to deliver her over to justice, that, if she was falsely accused, she might have an opportunity of putting her own honour and her husband's out of dispute.
As Adam was engaged on his own researches regarding Lady Arabella, it was only natural that there should be some crossing of each other's tracks.
Probably Jane was engaged, too; rumor averred that Ruby Gillis was engaged to the Spencervale schoolteacher, about whom all the girls were said to be quite wild.