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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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A UK-based supplier of eLearning courses and solutions focusing on helping organisations improve their safety, compliance and performance, Engage in Learning provides engaging and affordable learning that's practical and effective in an organisational setting.
That you, on 14 March 2014, at Affin Bank Berhad, Bangunan Getah Asli Branch, Tingkat Bawah, 148, Jalan Ampang, in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, did engage in money laundering, in that you engaged directly in a transaction that involves proceeds of unlawful activity, to wit, by causing to be deposited proceeds of unlawful activity amounting to RM100,000.00 into Affin Bank Berhad account number: 1 58 belonging to you, thereby you have committed an offence under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (Act 613), punishable under Section 4(1) of the same Act.
She advised that retirees should at least engage in some exercise, adding, 'my advice to them is that they shouldn't think retirement is about choking themselves up and not being active.
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"The successful integration of principles in Traidcraft's commercial model has strong parallels with growing the delivery of benefits in a mutual organisation owned by its members." Engage Mutual's chairman David Robinson said: "With a powerful combination of strategic experience across financial and fair trade organisations, we anticipate that Paul will bring a unique insight and valuable perspective that will assist Engage Mutual."
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4 : to arrange for the services or use of : employ <I suggest you engage a lawyer.> <I've engaged a room at the hotel.>
Summary: Dubai Chamber's Center for Responsible Business launches ENGAGE Dubai in association with Business in the Community (BITC) UK, an organization supported by Prince Charles, that inspires, engages and supports companies on responsible business
Traditional metallocene elastomers, such as Dow's Engage, are random copolymers of ethylene and an alpha olefin.
citizen or resident traveling abroad to engage in commercial sex with a child.