Synonyms for (verb) engage

Synonyms: engage

Definition: get caught

Usage: make sure the gear is engaged

Similar words: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband


Synonyms: absorb, engage, engross, occupy

Definition: consume all of one's attention or time

Usage: Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Similar words: interest

Definition: excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of


Synonyms: plight, engage, betroth, affiance

Definition: give to in marriage

Similar words: vow

Definition: make a vow; promise

Usage: He vowed never to drink alcohol again


Synonyms: lock, mesh, operate, engage

Definition: keep engaged

Usage: engaged the gears

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: charter, take, lease, hire, engage, rent

Definition: engage for service under a term of contract

Usage: We took an apartment on a quiet street; Let's rent a car; Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: engage, enlist

Definition: hire for work or assistance

Usage: engage aid, help, services, or support

Similar words: secure, procure

Definition: get by special effort

Usage: He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed


Synonyms: prosecute, pursue, engage

Definition: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

Usage: She pursued many activities; They engaged in a discussion

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: engage, wage

Definition: carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

Usage: Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe

Similar words: fight, contend, struggle

Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country


Synonyms: engage

Definition: ask to represent; of legal counsel

Usage: I'm retaining a lawyer

Similar words: hire, employ, engage

Definition: engage or hire for work

Usage: They hired two new secretaries in the department; How many people has she employed?