engage

Part of speech: verb

To occupy.

Part of speech: verb

To bind by promise.

Part of speech: verb

To attract.

Part of speech: verb

To join in conflict with.

Part of speech: verb

To bind oneself by promise.

Part of speech: verb

To busy oneself.

Part of speech: verb

To begin or maintain a conflict.

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Usage examples "engage":

  1. This brought the enemy so far to leeward, that the hope of forcing them to engage was revived. - "Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I", Sir John Ross.
  2. I'll engage two rooms for you. - "Good Old Anna", Marie Belloc Lowndes.
  3. " Nay, but I will go," answered Fraech, " so that we come together in the water, and it behoves thee to engage with me." - "The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge", Unknown.