At a dinner party, the woman next to Cal tried to engage in conversation by bringing up a bet she had made.
Do we engage more casually with our lives, on the theory that any experience can be reduplicated later?
Not that he ever planned to engage in the controversy directly.
He ordered VA employees across central Texas to engage in the same fraudulent practice.
And reporters and pundits will engage in yet another round of pointless speculation leading exactly nowhere.
"Why, you see I can engage a carriage to take us there myself," said Rollo.
She is a noble woman, bound to me by all that can engage my honour, my generosity, my affection.
I design to engage Ben Tooke, and then receive the parchment from her.
I soon took my leave, for I had to engage a steward before night.
It was desirable to engage them for five years, but some refused to engage for more than three.
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).