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noun engagement pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt/
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  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
  5. 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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