Do we engage more casually with our lives, on the theory that any experience can be reduplicated later?
He ordered VA employees across central Texas to engage in the same fraudulent practice.
Which means the pope can reach a new demographic and engage in a dialogue with the faithful.
early 15c., "to pledge," from Middle French engagier, from Old French en gage "under pledge," from en "make" + gage "pledge," through Frankish from Proto-Germanic *wadiare "pledge" (see wed).
It shows the common evolution of Germanic -w- to French -g-; cf. Guillaume from Wilhelm). Meaning "attract the attention of" is from 1640s; that of "employ" is from 1640s, from notion of "binding as by a pledge." Specific sense of "promise to marry" is 1610s (implied in engaged).