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noun engagement pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt/ 
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singularengagement
pluralengagements
  1. 1
    [countable] a formal agreement to get married
    break off an engagement (=end it):

    Miranda has not met any other man since she broke off their engagement.

  2. 2
    [countable] a formal arrangement to meet someone or to do something, especially as part of your public duties

    Official engagements take up about 50% of his time.

    I'm afraid I have a previous lunch engagement.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] formal a battle between armies

    Heavy engagements are reported between rebels and government forces.

    the rules of engagement

  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] formal an arrangement to employ someone or to use their services
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of engagement
  5. 5
    [uncountable] the action of parts of a machine when they connect with each other
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  6. 6
    [uncountable] formal the feeling of being involved in a particular activity
    engagement with:

    Participants assess their level of engagement with their child's feelings.

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