Student Thesaurus

One entry found for engage.
Entry Word: engage
Function: verb
Text: 1 to hold the attention of <the challenging jigsaw puzzle engaged us all evening>
Synonyms absorb, busy, engross, enthrall (or enthral), fascinate, grip, immerse, interest, intrigue, involve, occupy
Related Words allure, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant; hypnotize, mesmerize; monopolize, preoccupy
Near Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary
2 to enter into contest or conflict with <the daring young captain was eager to engage the enemy>
Synonyms battle, encounter, face, meet, take on
Related Words emulate, rival; contend, fight, oppose
Near Antonyms elude, escape, evade; retreat
3 to obligate by prior agreement <we can't go to the dance because we're already engaged to attend a piano recital> -- see PLEDGE 1
4 to provide with a paying job <the wealthy couple are looking to engage a handyman to take care of the estate> -- see EMPLOY 1
5 to take or get the temporary use of (something) for a set sum <my sister and her boyfriend have engaged a chauffeured limousine for the prom> -- see HIRE 1