Dictionary Results for engaged


1. engage - verb

· carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"

Synonym(s): prosecute, pursue

Hypernym(s): act, move




2. engage - verb

· consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

Synonym(s): absorb, engross, occupy

Hypernym(s): interest




3. engage - verb

· engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"

Synonym(s): hire, employ




4. engage - verb

· ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer"

Hypernym(s): hire, engage, employ




5. engage - verb

· give to in marriage

Synonym(s): betroth, affiance, plight

Hypernym(s): vow




6. engage - verb

· get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"

Hypernym(s): touch

Antonym(s): disengage




7. engage - verb

· carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

Synonym(s): wage

Hypernym(s): contend, fight, struggle




8. engage - verb

· hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support"

Synonym(s): enlist

Hypernym(s): procure, secure




9. engage - verb

· 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?"

Synonym(s): lease, rent, hire, charter, take

Hypernym(s): get, acquire




10. engage - verb

· keep engaged; "engaged the gears"

Synonym(s): mesh, lock, operate

Hypernym(s): move, displace

Antonym(s): disengage




11. engaged - adjective

· having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"

Synonym(s): occupied




12. engaged - adjective

· involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"




13. engaged - adjective

· reserved in advance

Synonym(s): booked, set-aside




14. engaged - adjective

· (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"

Synonym(s): busy, in_use




15. engaged - adjective

· (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"

Synonym(s): meshed, intermeshed




16. engaged - adjective

· having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"




17. engaged - adjective

· built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns"





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