engaging Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
pursue; prosecute; engage.
- She pursued many activities
- They engaged in a discussion
verb consume all of one's attention or time
engross; absorb; engage; occupy.
- Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely
verb engage or hire for work
employ; hire; engage.
- They hired two new secretaries in the department
- How many people has she employed?
verb ask to represent; of legal counsel
- I'm retaining a lawyer
verb give to in marriage
plight; betroth; affiance; engage.
verb get caught
- make sure the gear is engaged
verb carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
- Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe
verb hire for work or assistance
- engage aid, help, services, or support
verb engage for service under a term of contract
hire; engage; charter; take; lease; rent.
- We took an apartment on a quiet street
- Let's rent a car
- Shall we take a guide in Rome?
verb keep engaged
lock; engage; mesh; operate.
- engaged the gears
adjective satellite attracting or delighting
- an engaging frankness
- a piquant face with large appealing eyes
Tending to draw the attention or affections; attractive;-- as,. engagingmanners or address En*ga"ging*ly, adv. -- En*ga"ging*ness, n.
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