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preengage

[pree-en-geyj] /ˌpri ɛnˈgeɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), preengaged, preengaging.
1.
to engage beforehand.
2.
to put under obligation, especially to marry, by a prior engagement.
3.
to win the favor or attention of beforehand:
Other matters preengaged him.
Also, pre-engage.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; pre- + engage
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