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engagement

Translation of engagement in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 countable (pledge) they have broken off their engagement
    han roto su compromiso
    (before noun) engagement party
    fiesta (feminine) de compromiso or de petición de mano
    Example sentences
    • We separated twice in the duration of our engagement.
    • Apparently their society demanded a year long engagements, and this couple were newlyweds on their honeymoon.
    • People usually marry after a period of formal engagement that can last several years.
  • 2 2.1 countable (appointment) a prior o previous engagement
    un compromiso previo
    public engagement
    compromiso oficial
    I have a dinner engagement on Friday [formal]
    el viernes tengo una cena
    (before noun) engagement diary
    2.2 countable or uncountable (employment)
    Example sentences
    • He had just returned from a dinner engagement with his sister and family.
    • I headed off for our dinner engagement where I waited in vain for my dear husband to arrive.
    • This did not help poor Sam who had a dinner engagement at 8.30 pm at Lancaster, hope she made it.
  • 3 countable (battle) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Extending the conclusion of losing battles, engagements and fire fights can salvage some benefits in the greater campaign.
    • He fought in most major engagements of the Mexican war.
    • The fight for Little Round Top is certainly one of the most written about tactical engagements in the Civil War.
  • 4 uncountable (Technology)
    Example sentences
    • China's engagement in space scientific experiments and technical tests is entirely out of peaceful purpose, it also represents a contribution to the science of humanity and to the cause of peace.
    • Besides my amusement in actually relating a current writing to Plato, I think the column astutely voices a deficiency of student engagement in classes.
    • Mutual obligation is therefore seen as a social or political value that can be enforced without reference to whether it involves engagement in a reciprocal economy.

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