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American English: /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/
, /ɛnˈɡeɪdʒ/
British English: /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/
, /ɛnˈɡeɪdʒ/

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    to engage somebody in conversation
    entablar or trabar conversación con alguien
    Example sentences
    • It will involve engaging their enthusiasm and interest.
    • Spectators had a diverse range of exhibits to engage their attention and sheep dog trials generated considerable interest.
    • It consists in not taking an interest in whatever may be engaging the attention of the general public at any particular time.
    1.2 [formal]
    entablar combate con [formal]
    Example sentences
    • When a unit is engaged by an enemy force, it is likely that the commander will react by maneuvering forces to counter the enemy and, if possible, to pursue any evading forces.
    • Our soldiers engaged hostile enemies in combat, preserved peace on strange frontiers and symbolized American values both at home and abroad.
    • Mongol commanders would also send portions of their force well past and around the enemy lines while the main body engaged the enemy army.
  • 2 2.1
    engranar con
    Example sentences
    • When a data cartridge is inserted into the data storage system, the cartridge directly or indirectly engages and moves the shield from the first position to the second position.
    • The Patrol has a part-time, four-wheel drive system, which can be engaged on the move at speeds up to 40 kph.
    • I found a big sweet spot where the clutch lets the gears engage after raising the pedal a few inches.
    2.2 (operate) (gear)
    meter [colloquial]
    to engage the clutch
    apretar el embrague
  • 3 (hire)
    Example sentences
    • Although we were totally different, we seemed to hit it off and I made arrangements to engage him full-time on my return to England.
    • They were not like the modern fairs but were where employers went to engage workers and people went to seek jobs and also to buy things.
    • His current part-time mechanic employee engages him 15 to 25 hours per week.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (take part)to engage in somethingto engage in politics
    dedicarse a la política
    to engage in arguments
    entrar en discusiones
    Example sentences
    • Eventually she becomes involved in drugs and engages in various sexual escapades.
    • Each of the named individuals is a scientist who engages in research involving animals.
    • He has been actively engaged in an open exchange on what Indonesia is and should be.
  • 3 (Military)
    entablar combate [formal]
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There are 2 entries that translate engage into Spanish:

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American English: /ˌɑŋɡɑˈʒeɪ/
British English: /ˌɒ̃ɡaˈʒeɪ/


  • (predicative)
    Example sentences
    • Each side had its share of engagé intellectuals: Martin Heidegger on the right; De Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre on the left; and Arendt on neither side.
    • Born in Vermont in 1859, Dewey was a forerunner of the celebrity academic, the engagé intellectual.
    • He makes even grander claims on their behalf, likening them to engagé European intellectuals such as Albert Camus.
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