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engagement 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/enˈgājmənt/,
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engagements, plural;
  1. A formal agreement to get married

  2. The duration of such an agreement
    • - a good long engagement to give you time to be sure
  3. An arrangement to do something or go somewhere at a fixed time
    • - a dinner engagement
  4. A period of paid employment

  5. The action of engaging or being engaged
    • - Britain's continued engagement in open trading
    • - the engagement of the gears
  6. A fight or battle between armed forces


  1. battle: a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
  2. date: a meeting arranged in advance; "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
  3. betrothal: a mutual promise to marry
  4. employment: the act of giving someone a job
  5. employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer"
  6. contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears"
  7. An engagement is a promise to marry, and also the period of time between proposal and marriagewhich may be lengthy or trivial. During this period, a couple is said to be affianced, betrothed, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. ...
  8. The Engagers were a faction of the Scottish Covenanters, who made "The Engagement" with King Charles I in December 1647 while he was imprisoned in Carisbrooke Castle by the English Parliamenterians after his defeat in the First Civil War.
  9. Engagement is applied in diplomacy as a synonym for a wider range of more specific practices of contact between an international actor and a foreign public, including public diplomacy, communication and the deployment of international aid. ...
  10. Engagement is a South African film directed by Bryony and Mark Roughton.
  11. Engagement measures the extent to which a consumer has a meaningful brand experience when exposed to commercial advertising, sponsorship, television contact, or other experience.
  12. A military engagement is a combat between two forces, neither larger than a division and not smaller than a company, in which each has an assigned or perceived mission. ...
  13. 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. ...
  14. (engage) 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, ...
  15. (engaging) Interesting; charming; attractive, especially of a manner or behaviour
  16. (Engagements) obligations by agreement or contract
  17. (1. “Engage”) Yes you knew it was coming. The singlehanded most overused word in social media is engage. “Engagement”, “engaging”, “engage your followers,” we now know that if you aren’t “engaging” you are losing in the social media (SM) race. ...
  18. (ENGAGE) Polyolefin elastomers, Dow Specialty Plastics and Elastomers
  19. (Engage (Tom Swifty)) "Let's get married," said Tom engagingly.
  20. (Engage (to)) Used intransitively, it means a reader who is paying close attention. Used transitively, it means an author or a piece of fiction that forces the reader to pay close attention. A reader who is engaged is following closely, intent on capturing everything that occurs in the story. ...
  21. (Engage) A term often used by agencies to prove that they are going beyond merely seeking attention. Talking about "engaging the consumer" is a must have in any pitch, to make sure the brand manager can see that you know how to interact with the audience.
  22. (Engage) An attacking player engages, or attracts, a defender or defenders with the aim of manipulating their defensive position to the advantage of the attacking team. Markers are required to "engage" at the play-the-ball, meaning they must be in an appropriate proximity to it.
  23. (Engage) Be active… Hike, snorkel, trek or rock climb. Enjoy activities specially crafted for your children. Meet artisans and watch them work.
  24. (Engage) Become active with other people
  25. (Engage) For many of us, approaching people we barely know is uncomfortable and sometimes even scary. The first stage in the process is learning how to take this “risk” by making initial contacts with potential relationships.