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  1. engage

    • IPA[inˈɡāj]

    美式

    • v.
      occupy, attract, or involve (someone's interest or attention);cause someone to become involved in (a conversation or discussion)
    • verb: engage, 3rd person present: engages, gerund or present participle: engaging, past tense: engaged, past participle: engaged

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. occupy, attract, or involve (someone's interest or attention):

      he plowed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention

    • 2. cause someone to become involved in (a conversation or discussion):

      they attempted to engage Anthony in conversation

    • 3. participate or become involved in:

      organizations engage in a variety of activities

      some are actively engaged in crime

    • 4. establish a meaningful contact or connection with:

      the teams needed to engage with local communities

    • 5. arrange to employ or hire (someone):

      he was engaged as a trainee copywriter

    • 6. pledge or enter into a contract to do something:

      he engaged to pay them $10,000 against a bond

    • 7. reserve (accommodations, a place, etc.) in advance:

      he had engaged a small sailboat

    • 8. (with reference to a part of a machine or engine) move into position so as to come into operation:

      the clutch will not engage

      he engaged the gears and pulled out into the road

    • 9. (of fencers or swordsmen) bring (weapons) together preparatory to fighting.
    • 10. enter into conflict or combat with (an enemy):

      tank and infantry units engaged the enemy

    • adj. (of a writer or artist) committed to a particular aim or cause.

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    • adj. (of a writer, artist, or their works) morally committed to a particular aim or cause.

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    • adj. busy; occupied.

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    • adj. busy; occupied:

    • I told him I was otherwise engaged

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    • v. attract the attention or involvement of (someone) again:

    • European leaders must re-engage their voters

      the opportunity to re-engage Australians in the political process

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    • n. a sound indicating that a telephone line is engaged.

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    • n. a sound indicating that a telephone line is in use; a busy signal.

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    • IPA[ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ]

    英式

    • v.
      occupy or attract (someone's interest or attention):
    • he ploughed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention

      I told him I was otherwise engaged

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  2. 知識+

    • engage的用法!?

      版主您好~~~ 先看engage這個字。 奇摩字典翻「吸引、佔用」,但這邊若只翻「吸引」,似乎深度不夠...to occupy the attention or efforts of (a person or persons): He engaged her in conversation. 3.to attract and hold fast: The novel engaged...

    • 請教一題翻譯(engaged用法)

      ... house we walked into had been engaged sight unseen, and this is always fun and full of ...27 13:06:43 補充: Toming88 的解釋是錯的。 engage 在這裡不是「吸引」,是 arrange to obtain the use of...

    • engage 在此句如何解釋

      If you engage someone in conversations, you have a conversatoin with them. (see p.508...) to engage him in a conversation = 使他加入談話 He boldly engaged the girls in conversation. = 他大膽地使那些女孩加入談話。 p.457 遠東新世紀...