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engaged

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Adjective engaged has 8 senses
  1. engaged, occupied - having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
    Antonym: idle (indirect, via busy)
  2. engaged - involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"
    Antonym:
    uninvolved (indirect, via involved)
  3. booked, engaged, set-aside - reserved in advance
    Antonym: unreserved (indirect, via reserved)
  4. busy, engaged, in use - (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"
    Antonym: unoccupied (indirect, via occupied)
  5. engaged, meshed, intermeshed - (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"
    Antonym: ungeared (indirect, via geared)
  6. engaged - having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"
    Antonym:
    unemployed (indirect, via employed)
  7. engaged - built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns"
    Antonym:
    unconnected (indirect, via connected)
  8. affianced, bespoken, betrothed, engaged, pledged - pledged to be married; "the engaged couple"
    Antonyms: unattached, uncommitted (indirect, via attached)
Verb engage has 10 senses
  1. prosecute, engage, pursue - carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
    --1 is one way to act, move
    Derived form: noun engagement7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  2. absorb, engross, engage, occupy - engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
    --2 is one way to interest
    Sample sentences:
    They engage themselves
    The performance is likely to engage Sue
  3. hire, engage, employ - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
    Derived form: noun engagement4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. engage - ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer"
    --4 is one way to
    hire, engage, employ
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. betroth, engage, affiance, plight - give to in marriage
    --5 is one way to vow
    Derived form: noun engagement3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  6. engage - get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"
    --6 is one way to
    touch
    Antonyms: disengage
    Derived form: noun engagement6
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  7. engage, wage - as of wars, battles, or campaigns; "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
    --7 is one way to fight, struggle
    Derived form: noun engagement1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  8. engage, enlist - as of aid, help, services, or support
    --8 is one way to procure, secure
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  9. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take - 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?"
    --9 is one way to get, acquire
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
  10. engage, mesh, lock, operate - keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
    --10 is one way to move, displace
    Antonyms: disengage, withdraw
    Derived form: noun engagement6
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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