engage (someone) to (someone)

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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 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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References in classic literature ?
All reform aims in some one particular to let the soul have its way through us; in other words, to engage us to obey.
"We will wait for banks to work with regulators and officially engage us to implement the solution."
We are ready to start working with banks, however we are one part of the equation, banks would also need to do work and changes on their system as well, we will wait for banks to work with regulators and officially engage us to implement the solution," he said.
CHILDREN In Need was a week-long TV triumph that really reinvented how they engage us to dip into our pockets to help those who require it most.
The more they should continue to engage us to create more exports from the Philippines, more jobs, more legitimate business so that less people would go to illegal activities,' Lopez said.
Representatives of the Dalai Lama and China made no headway on the status of Tibet in formal talks this week, an envoy of the spiritual leader said yesterday, describing himself as "disappointed." "There is a growing perception among the Tibetans and my friends that the whole tactic of the Chinese government is to engage us to stall for time," said Lodi Gyari, who led the two-man team which met Chinese officials in Beijing.
You and the parties represent to us that the parties have been fully informed as to any potential conflicts of interest and that the parties nonetheless wish to engage us to perform these consulting services related to financial and accounting issues in their divorce, including issues concerning the value of the dental practice.