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engage

[ɪn'ɡeɪdʒ]

  1. VT

    1. (=hire) [+ servant, lawyer, worker] contratar

    2. (=attract) [+ attention] llamar, captar

    3. (=occupy) [+ attention, interest] ocupar

    4. (Mech) [+ cog] engranar con; [+ coupling] acoplar; [+ gear] meter

  2. VI

      • to engage in [+ discussion] entablar; [+ politics] meterse en; [+ sport] tomar parte en
    1. (=initiate battle) entablar batalla, entablar combate

    2. (Mech) engranar (with con)

Examples from texts

"This just has incredible potential to engage students."
"Esto tiene un increíble potencial para captar la atención de los estudiantes".
Undertakings wishing to engage in the occupation of road transport operator shall:
Las empresas que deseen ejercer la profesión de transportista por carretera deberán:
If branch-level, program staff engage in both financial and non-financial services, analysis based on the indirect cost model may be very difficult to conduct.
Si el personal de programas a nivel de las sucursales se ocupa de servicios financieros y no financieros, puede ser muy difícil realizar análisis basados en el modelo de costos indirectos.
Helms, BrigitHelms, Brigit
lms, Brigit
Helms, Brigi
© 2012 CGAP
lms, Brigit
Helms, Brigi
© 2012 CGAP
"Really, Miss Kenton. If I thought there was one modicum of sense in what you are saying I might bother to engage with you in this discussion.
– Miss Kenton, si encontrase a sus palabras el mínimo sentido, me molestaría en iniciar con usted una discusión.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
Subjects of which a knowledge is required in the case of carriers intending to engage in international transport operations
Materias cuyo conocimiento se exigirá a los transportistas que tengan la intención de efectuar transportes internacionales
Thus it was no longer necessary for the SAO to engage in macroeconomic risk analysis.
Así dejó de ser necesario que la SAO acometiera el análisis del riesgo macroeconómico.
WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FIRST SUBPARAGRAPH , THE AGENCY SHALL NOT , IN MANAGING ITS INVESTMENTS , ENGAGE IN ANY CURRENCY ARBITRAGE NOT DIRECTLY NECESSARY FOR CARRYING OUT ITS TASKS.
Sin perjuicio de las disposiciones del párrafo primero , la Agencia , en la gestión de las colocaciones de capital , solo efectuará los arbitrajes de divisas que sean directamente necesarios para el cumplimiento de su misión.
Reversing lamps may only light up if the reverse gear is engaged and if the device which controls the starting or stopping of the engine is in such a position that operation of the engine is possible.
Sólo podrá encenderse cuando se haya metido la marcha atrás y cuando el dispositivo que pone en marcha o para el motor, se encuentre en una posición tal que le permita funcionar.
The man on the motorcycle must have harbored similar thoughts in that same instant, for he engaged in a quick series of confident actions.
El hombre de la motocicleta debió tener pensamientos similares en el mismo instante, porque se dedicó a llevar acabo una serie de acciones llenas de confianza.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
Separate amenities should be provided for persons engaged in meat hygiene activities in abattoirs, including adequate facilities for personal hygiene (refer Section 11).
Se deberán proporcionar servicios separados para las personas que realicen actividades de higiene de la carne en mataderos, incluidas las instalaciones adecuadas para la higiene personal (véase la Sección 11).
© FAO y OMS 2011
© FAO and WHO 2011
Entities licensed under the Electricity Regulation Act 1999 which as operators of "Combined Heat and Power Plants" are engaged in the distribution of heat.
Entidades autorizadas con arreglo al Electricity Regulation Act 1999 que realizan actividades de distribución de calor como explotadoras de plantas de cogeneración ("Combined Heat and Power Plants").
services engaged for major maintenance and repair (intermediate consumption, not covered by HICP)(9) or for extension and conversion of the dwelling (capital formation, not covered by HICP)(10)
los servicios que se contraten para la conservación y la reparación de gran envergadura (consumo intermedio, no cubierto por el IPCA)(9) o para la ampliación o conversión de la vivienda (formación de capital, no cubierta por el IPCA)(10)
He shall be responsible for all staff matters and for engaging and dismissing staff.
Tendrá autoridad sobre el personal, al que contratará y revocará.
Operators who are no longer engaged in trade in live bovine animals on 1 January 2003 shall not qualify under the arrangements provided for in this Regulation.
Los agentes económicos que ya no ejercieran el 1 de enero de 2003 el comercio de animales vivos de la especie bovina no podrán acogerse a las disposiciones del presente Reglamento.
Every candidate for certification as master on a seagoing ship of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on a near-coastal voyages shall:
Todo aspirante al título de capitán de un buque de navegación marítima de arqueo bruto inferior a 500 toneladas dedicados a viajes próximos a la costa deberá:

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Collocations

engage the clutch
embragar
engage in conversation
entablar conversación
engage in
embarcar en
engage in
embarcarse a
engage in
dedicarse a
engage in
ocuparse en
be engaged
comunicar
get engaged
prometer
get engaged
comprometer
get engaged
comprometerse
get engaged
prometerse
be engaged
estar comunicando

Word forms

engage

verb
Basic forms
Pastengaged
Imperativeengage
Present Participle (Participle I)engaging
Past Participle (Participle II)engaged
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I engagewe engage
you engageyou engage
he/she/it engagesthey engage
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am engagingwe are engaging
you are engagingyou are engaging
he/she/it is engagingthey are engaging
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have engagedwe have engaged
you have engagedyou have engaged
he/she/it has engagedthey have engaged
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been engagingwe have been engaging
you have been engagingyou have been engaging
he/she/it has been engagingthey have been engaging
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I engagedwe engaged
you engagedyou engaged
he/she/it engagedthey engaged
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was engagingwe were engaging
you were engagingyou were engaging
he/she/it was engagingthey were engaging
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had engagedwe had engaged
you had engagedyou had engaged
he/she/it had engagedthey had engaged
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been engagingwe had been engaging
you had been engagingyou had been engaging
he/she/it had been engagingthey had been engaging
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will engagewe shall/will engage
you will engageyou will engage
he/she/it will engagethey will engage
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be engagingwe shall/will be engaging
you will be engagingyou will be engaging
he/she/it will be engagingthey will be engaging
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have engagedwe shall/will have engaged
you will have engagedyou will have engaged
he/she/it will have engagedthey will have engaged
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been engagingwe shall/will have been engaging
you will have been engagingyou will have been engaging
he/she/it will have been engagingthey will have been engaging
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would engagewe should/would engage
you would engageyou would engage
he/she/it would engagethey would engage
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be engagingwe should/would be engaging
you would be engagingyou would be engaging
he/she/it would be engagingthey would be engaging
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have engagedwe should/would have engaged
you would have engagedyou would have engaged
he/she/it would have engagedthey would have engaged
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been engagingwe should/would have been engaging
you would have been engagingyou would have been engaging
he/she/it would have been engagingthey would have been engaging
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am engagedwe are engaged
you are engagedyou are engaged
he/she/it is engagedthey are engaged
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being engagedwe are being engaged
you are being engagedyou are being engaged
he/she/it is being engagedthey are being engaged
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been engagedwe have been engaged
you have been engagedyou have been engaged
he/she/it has been engagedthey have been engaged
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was engagedwe were engaged
you were engagedyou were engaged
he/she/it was engagedthey were engaged
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being engagedwe were being engaged
you were being engagedyou were being engaged
he/she/it was being engagedthey were being engaged
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been engagedwe had been engaged
you had been engagedyou had been engaged
he/she/it had been engagedthey had been engaged
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be engagedwe shall/will be engaged
you will be engagedyou will be engaged
he/she/it will be engagedthey will be engaged
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been engagedwe shall/will have been engaged
you will have been engagedyou will have been engaged
he/she/it will have been engagedthey will have been engaged

engage

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseengageengages
Possessive caseengage'sengages'