engage

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engage(
ihn
-
geyj
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to captivate)
a. captar
The talk failed to engage our interest.La conferencia no captó nuestro interés.
b. atraer
We need something to engage the public's attention.Necesitamos algo que atraiga la atención del público.
2. (to hire)
a. contratar
The company wanted to engage him as a risk analyst.La empresa quería contratarlo como analista de riesgos.
3. (mechanics)
a. engranar
You have to engage the gears to be able to use the bike.Tienes que engranar los engranajes para poder usar la bici.
4. (to begin to fight with)
a. entablar combate con
Captain Turner's men will engage the enemy here while we move round the back.Los hombres del capitán Turner entablarán combate con el enemigo aquí mientras que nosotros pasemos por detrás.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to become involved; used with "in")
a. dedicarse
Many retired people engage in volunteer activities.Muchos jubilados se dedican a actividades voluntarias.
b. estar involucrado en
They have been accused of engaging in smuggling.Los han acusado de estar involucrados en contrabando.
6. (mechanics)
a. engranar
The cogs engage perfectly with the wheel.Los piñones engranan perfectamente con la rueda.
7. (to begin to fight)
a. entablar combate
The troops will engage at midnight.Las tropas entablarán combate a medianoche.
8. (to take part; used with "in")
a. entablar
We need to engage in dialogue with the unions.Hay que entablar diálogo con los sindicatos.
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engage
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (employ)
a. contratar
2. (attention, person)
a. ocupar
to engage somebody in conversationentablar conversación con alguien
3. (military)
a.
to engage the enemyentrar en liza con el enemigo
4. (cog, gear)
a. engranar
to engage the clutchembragar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (general)
a.
to engage indedicarse a
6. (cog wheel)
a. engranar
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engagé [ɑ̃ːŋɡæˈʒeɪ]
adjective
[+writer, artist] comprometido
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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