Synonyms of engage in English:

engage


See definition of engage

verb

1‘the tasks must engage the children's interest’

SYNONYMS

capture, catch, arrest, grab, seize, draw, attract, gain, win, captivate, hold, grip, engross, absorb, occupy

ANTONYMS

lose

2‘he engaged a nursemaid to look after them’

SYNONYMS

employ, hire, recruit, take on, take into employment, secure the services of, put on the payroll, enrol, appoint, commission, enlist

retain, have in employment, have on the payroll

informal take on board

ANTONYMS

dismiss

3‘he engaged to pay them £10,000’

SYNONYMS

contract, promise, agree, pledge, vow, covenant, commit oneself, bind oneself, undertake, enter into an agreement, reach an agreement, negotiate a deal

4‘they like to engage in active sports’

SYNONYMS

participate in, take part in, join in, become involved in, go in for, partake in, partake of, occupy oneself with, throw oneself into

share in, play a part in, play a role in, be a participant in, be associated with, have a hand in, be a party to, enter into, undertake, embark on, set about, launch into

5‘they were sent to engage enemy aircraft’

SYNONYMS

do battle with, fight with, enter into combat with, wage war on, wage war against, take up arms against, attack, mount an attack on, take on, set upon, clash with, skirmish with, grapple with, wrest with

encounter, meet

informal scrap with

6‘he engaged the gears with a crash’

SYNONYMS

interlock, interconnect, mesh, intermesh, fit together, join together, join, unite, connect, yoke, mate, couple

ANTONYMS

disengage