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engage (verb), engages; engaged; engaging
1. To hire someone to perform a particular service: Mr. Williams was engaged as a tutor of mathematics for Mary's son.
2. To pay for help, assistance, etc.: Brad's father suggested that he engage a lawyer for legal advice.
3. To get and to keep the attention, interest, etc. of others: The politician is able to engage audiences about how he can improve the economic situation for his country.
4. To move a mechanism or part of a machine so it fits into another one: The owner of the car engaged the clutch and drove away; in other words, when he released the clutch, the gears were engaged.
5. Etymology: borrowed from Middle French engagier from Old French en gage, "pledge"; from en, "make" + gage, "pledge".
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(a suffix which forms nouns that refer to people who regularly engage in some activity, or who are characterized in a certain way, as indicated by the stem or root of the word; originally, which appeared in Middle English in words from Old French where it expressed an intensive degree or with a pejorative or disparaging application)
(Latin: link, unite, yoke; bring together, meet, merge, engage in; combine)