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Definition of "engagement" []

  • The act of engaging or the state of being engaged. (noun)
  • Betrothal. (noun)
  • Something that serves to engage; a pledge. (noun)
  • A promise or agreement to be at a particular place at a particular time. (noun)
  • Employment, especially for a specified time. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "engagement" in a sentence
  • "Neither engagement nor sanctions yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Neither engagement nor sanctions'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Burma\'s struggle for democracy still could not secure a viable solution while the \'constructive engagement\' or the western sanctions did not make any significant progress. '"
  • "Not sure what you mean by that term, but I also think that folks who don't exactly fit the term engagement are pretty interesting (and here I mean people who propose exit/exodus as a major political tool)."
  • "In particular, I think that the engagement is a MAJOR event in the context of this story."