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engage (one) as (something)

To hire someone for a particular role or job. I thought they were just going to engage me as a file clerk, but because they needed help with data entry, I wound up doing that instead.
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engage (one) in (something)

1. To do some task or activity. In this usage, "engage in" is usually a set phrase. Dad is engaged in fixing the car, so he can't talk right now.
2. To include or involve one in something. Phil is always making snide comments, but I refuse to let him engage me in an argument.
3. To occupy one with a task or activity. See if you can engage the kids in a game this afternoon so that I can get some work done.
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engage in small talk

To chat with someone, usually a stranger or acquaintance, about benign topics (such as the weather or one's employment). Because Tom and Joe had never met before, they engaged in small talk by the appetizers. If you think that girl's pretty, go over and engage in small talk with her.
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engage (someone) to (someone)

To betroth oneself or someone to someone else; to enter two people into an engagement to be married. I refuse to let my family engage me to a man I've never met before.
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engage in small talk

to talk only about minor matters rather than important matters or personal matters. All the people at the party were engaging in small talk. They chatted about the weather and otherwise engaged in small talk.
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engage someone as something

to hire someone to serve as something. Yes, I engaged her as a secretary just last month. Will you engage me as a general troubleshooter?
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engage someone or something in something

 
1. . to make someone or a group busy doing something. She knew how to engage the boys in useful activity. The den mother engaged the scouts in a woodworking project.
2. to draw someone or something into something. The enemy sought to engage our troops in battle but failed. I tried to engage Gerald in conversation.
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engage someone to someone

to betroth someone to someone. Her parents engaged her to the man she ended up marrying. She engaged herself to some guy she met at a singles bar.
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engage in

v.
1. To participate in some activity: The soldiers engaged in combat. The law students engaged in a mock trial.
2. To involve or draw someone or something into some activity: I engaged the new student in conversation. I was engaged in deep thought when the fire alarm went off.
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RO3: Identify preferred communication mediums for seekers and engagers of information
The overall critical thinking score determined a majority of the respondents were engagers of information.
Upon examination of the results, the correlation between the respondents' level of engagement in water conservation behaviors and the respondents' seeker, engager, and overall critical thinking style scores were interpreted using Davis' (1971) description of correlational strengths (see Table 4).
The Engager transapical valve is comprised of bovine tissue leaflets and a self-expanding nitinol frame designed to facilitate accurate positioning and stability when implanted.
Le PJD appelle le secretariat general du parti a engager des concertations en vue de constituer une nouvelle majorite gouvernementale
Le FC Seville a utilise une partie de la prime recue du transfert au Madrid de Diego Lopez pour engager Stevanovic pour un contrat de 1,2 million euros.
Ghannouchi et Taboubi ont souligne leur convergence de vues concernant notamment les multiples et grandes reformes a engager qui "exigent de conjuguer les efforts de toutes les parties dans le cadre d'une strategie claire et convenue et a travers le dialogue et la concertation".
Boehringer Ingelheim has handed the world leading biotech firm the keys to its Bispecific T cell Engager (BiTE) BI 836908 (AMG 420) to allow the US-based giant to take over clinical development, transfer manufacturing, and regulations.
A cet effet, la direction technique nationale a procede a un travail d'evaluation avant d'etablir la liste finale des athletes a engager.
The contract has been signed focusing on Amgen's bispecific T cell engager antibody constructs, an immunotherapy that serves as a 'bridge' between T cells and cancer cells.
Le ministre des Affaires sociales, Ahmed Ammar Youmbai, a affirme que le ministere est pret pour engager les preparatifs de la mise en œuvre de l'Identifiant social unique qui permettra "d'orienter le soutien vers les categories faibles et d'augmenter le nombre des beneficiaires des aides de l'Etat aux familles necessiteuses.
Ces assises s'inscrivent dans le cadre de la dynamique de l'Appel de Rabat, signe en avril dernier par des associations, et visent a engager un debat national en vue d'elaborer des propositions collectives et concertees pour elaborer un "livre des revendications et plaider pour des lois et des mesures concretes censees consolider l'Etat de droit" et faire du tissu associatif un acteur essentiel de l'edifice democratique.
Un responsable, pres du ministere des Antiquites, a souligne a cet effet, que ladite reunion a convenu a engager l'Egypte a tenir des stages de formation pour les travailleurs dans le domaine archeologique et patrimonial, pour les initier aux travaux d'entretien, de restauration des monuments, ainsi que les former aux operations de documentation et de recensement archeologique.
Pour remedier a cette situation, le ministere de l'emploi et de la formation professionnelle travaille dans le sens d'inciter le secteur public en general et l'administration publique en particulier a ne plus engager des societes de services, qui ne respectent les droits des salaries (SMIG et heures de travail) dans des travaux de gardiennage, de securite, de jardinage ou de nettoyage.
Minneapolis, MN, announced it has begun the Engager European Pivotal Trial to pursue CE Mark for the Engager Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis.