engage


engage
01. Sue got [engaged] last summer, and the wedding is set for this December.
02. She showed off her diamond [engagement] ring to all her friends at the office.
03. Police have long suspected him of [engaging] in the illegal drug trade.
04. The engineer was [engaged] in inspecting the bridge when the accident occurred.
05. They got [engaged] after travelling in Thailand together for a month.
06. She broke off her [engagement] to Ted after she realized he had a drinking problem.
07. I'm sorry, I won't be able to make it to your party. I have a previous [engagement] with some people from work.
08. Averil Coxhead has noted that research shows that second language learners need to [engage] with the words they are focussed on learning by thinking about these words deeply.
09. Henry Ford once remarked that thinking is the hardest work; that's why so few [engage] in it.
10. In 1506, Leonardo da Vinci was [engaged] by the governor of Milan, in the name of the King of France, as an architect and engineer.
11. Anne of Burgundy became the first woman to receive a diamond [engagement] ring; it was given to her by Maximilian I of Germany in 1477.
12. Teresa was [engaged] in a heated discussion with a co-worker when the boss came into the office.
13. Twenty-five percent of the Mexican armed forces is [engaged] in the war against drug trafficking.
14. Studies show that more than 60 percent of U.S. adults do not [engage] in the recommended amount of physical activity.
15. Almost 80% of the population of Laos are [engaged] in agriculture.
16. In Yugoslavia under Josip Tito, women gained greater rights, and were free to work, go to school, and [engage] in politics.
17. A German proverb suggests that the bachelor is a peacock, the [engaged] man a lion, and the married man a jackass.
18. In January of 1956, actress Grace Kelly announced to the press her marriage [engagement] to Monaco's Prince Ranier III.
19. The line was [engaged], so I'll have to call back later.
20. The boss went home with a bad headache, so I've canceled all his [engagements] for the rest of the day.
21. A recent study suggests that people who continue to [engage] in intellectually-demanding activities throughout their lives may not experience the same decline in memory processes experienced by other older people.
22. During presentations, it is essential to [engage] and involve your audience; otherwise, they will simply stop listening.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • engagé — engagé, ée (an ga jé, jée) part. passé. 1°   Mis en gage. Des effets engagés au mont de piété.    Domaine engagé, domaine que le souverain concède avec la faculté d y rentrer en remboursant le prix ; ainsi dit parce que, sous l ancienne monarchie …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • engage — [en gāj′, ingāj′] vt. engaged, engaging [ME engagen < OFr engagier: see EN 1 & GAGE1] 1. Obs. to give or assign as security for a debt, etc. 2. to bind (oneself) by a promise; pledge; specif. (now only in the passive), to bind by a promise of… …   English World dictionary

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  • engage in — I verb accept, apply oneself to, assume, be occupied with, carry on, commence, commit to, concern oneself with, conduct, contract, devote oneself to, embark on, employ, endeavor, execute, exercise, follow, labor, manage, operate, participate, ply …   Law dictionary

  • engage — ► VERB 1) attract or involve (someone s interest or attention). 2) (engage in/with) participate or become involved in. 3) chiefly Brit. employ or hire. 4) enter into a contract to do. 5) enter into combat with. 6) (with reference to a part of a… …   English terms dictionary