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engage 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/enˈgāj/,
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engaging, present participle; engaged, past tense; engages, 3rd person singular present; engaged, past participle;
  1. Occupy, attract, or involve (someone's interest or attention)
    • - he plowed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention
  2. Cause someone to become involved in (a conversation or discussion)

  3. Arrange to employ or hire (someone)
    • - he was engaged as a trainee copywriter
  4. Pledge or enter into a contract to do something
    • - he engaged to pay them $10,000 against a bond
  5. Reserve (accommodations, a place, etc.) in advance
    • - he had engaged a small sailboat
  6. Participate or become involved in
    • - organizations engage in a variety of activities
    • - some are actively engaged in crime
  7. Establish a meaningful contact or connection with
    • - the teams needed to engage with local communities
  8. (of a part of a machine or engine) Move into position so as to come into operation
    • - the clutch will not engage
  9. Cause (a part of a machine or engine) to do this

  10. (of fencers or swordsmen) Bring (weapons) together preparatory to fighting

  11. Enter into conflict or combat with (an adversary)


  1. prosecute: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
  2. absorb: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
  3. hire: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
  4. ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer"
  5. betroth: give to in marriage
  6. get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"
  7. A French 18th- to 19th-century term denoting a man, usually French-Canadian, engaged, ie, employed, with the promise of a steady salary to canoe (or row a boat) and handle all transportation aspects of river and lake-chain travel (maintenance, loading and unloading, propelling, steering, ...
  8. Engage is the fourth album by hardcore band Stretch Arm Strong and their third release on Solid State Records
  9. Engage is an organisation which publishes materials in opposition to what they see as left and liberal antisemitism, primarily in UK academic institutions. The group is made up of left-wing academic who oppose boycotts of Israel. ...
  10. engage, National Association for Gallery Education, is based in the United Kingdom and promotes the visual arts through gallery education. engage's work helps galleries encourages people to participate in and enjoy the visual arts and become confident users of galleries and museums. ...
  11. (Engaged (Arisa Mizuki song)) "Engaged" is Alisa Mizuki's twenty fourth single, released on February 6, 2008. It is her first single in over two and half years and her first solo single in five years. Engaged was used as ending theme of the NTV drama Saito-san, starring Mizuki herself.
  12. (Engaged (play)) Engaged is a three-act farcical comic play by W. S. Gilbert. It premiered at the Haymarket Theatre on 3 October 1877, the same year as The Sorcerer, one of Gilbert's comic operas written with Arthur Sullivan, which was soon followed by the collaborators' great success in H.M.S. ...
  13. To engross or hold the attention of (someone); to keep busy or occupied; To draw into conversation; To attract, to please; (archaic) to fascinate or win over (someone); To enter into conflict with (an enemy); To enter into battle; To arrange to employ or use (a worker, a space, etc); To ...
  14. (engaged) Agreed to be married; Busy or employed; (of a telephone) Already involved in a telephone call when a third party calls it; attached to a wall or sunk into it halfway; in contact and in operation
  15. (engagement) an appointment, especially to speak or perform; connection or attachment; the period of time when marriage is planned or promised; In any situation of conflict, an actual instance of active hostilities. ...
  16. (engaging) Interesting; charming; attractive, especially of a manner or behaviour
  17. (Engaged) People who interact with a business or organization or an individual (on social networks, in email, etc.) by posting comments and sharing content are said to be engaged. (See also “Lurker.”)
  18. (Engaged) The baby's presenting part (usually the head) has settled into the pelvic cavity, which usually happens during the last month of pregnancy.
  19. (Engaged) Involved in human subjects research in such a way (or to the extent) that the ethical and regulatory requirements for human subjects protection are applicable. ...
  20. (23. Engaged) Engaged learners are learners who independently immerse themselves in the subject. Characteristics of engaged learners include but are not limited to: motivation, active participation, experimentation, independence, involvement in discussions, follow-through on assignments and ...
  21. (Engaged) Starting an aerial combat
  22. (Engaged) achieved though stimulating student interest by causing conflict with their prior knowledge and experiences, along with assessing their understanding. This can be achieved as you ask higher order thinking open-ended questions, for example:
  23. (Engaged) can also mean that the phone line is busy.
  24. (Engaged) when the baby's head has descended into the mother's pelvix and is putting pressure on the cervix, hopefully causing it to dilate and efface
  25. (Engagement) The degree to which consumers focus or pay attention to a particular program or message.  The level of engagement can be a function of the message’s relevancy to the consumer, the degree of interactivity of the medium, the nature of the consumer exposure (e.g., stationary vs. ...