What does the word engage mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Sir John Ross
  2. I'll engage two rooms for you. – Good Old Anna by 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 by Unknown