View synonyms for engagement


[ en-geyj-muhnt ]


  1. the act of engaging or the state of being engaged; involvement: The website failed because of weak visitor engagement.

    Voter engagement and turnout were high.

    The website failed because of weak visitor engagement.

  2. an appointment or arrangement:

    a business engagement.

  3. betrothal:

    They announced their engagement.

  4. a pledge; an obligation or agreement:

    All his time seems to be taken up with social engagements.

    Synonyms: promise, contract

  5. employment, or a period or post of employment, especially in the performing arts:

    Her engagement at the nightclub will last five weeks.

  6. an encounter, conflict, or battle:

    We have had two very costly engagements with the enemy this week alone.

  7. Mechanics. the act or state of interlocking.
  8. engagements, Commerce. financial obligations.


/ ɪnˈɡeɪdʒmənt /


  1. a pledge of marriage; betrothal
  2. an appointment or arrangement, esp for business or social purposes
  3. the act of engaging or condition of being engaged
  4. a promise, obligation, or other condition that binds
  5. a period of employment, esp a limited period
  6. an action; battle
  7. plural financial obligations

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Other Words From

  • nonen·gagement noun
  • reen·gagement noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of engagement1

First recorded in 1615–25; engage + -ment
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Example Sentences

Even though they have a smaller audience, micro-influencers usually have higher engagement and are, therefore, more likely to help you with conversions.

Surveying your prospective customers allows them to tell you what type of content they want to consume, significantly increasing the likelihood of engagement.

As a marketer, this gives you a ton of real estate to showcase relevant content and generate high engagement.

The key point is that local merchants and retailers using these attributes may see more engagement or an improved response from consumers who want to do business with them but want assurances that it will be safe.

The engagement is now off — and publishers have expressed surprise, but also some relief.

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This same outlet worked the phrase “engagement to toyboy lover” into the headline of their article on Fry.

The basketball game was the final engagement on a seriously busy day for the young royals.

Kim Jong-Un appears to have ordered more engagement with the West.

Comedian David Mitchell and writer Victoria Coren announced their engagement in the Times, in March 2012.

However, the reality is that even this engagement is very much being seen as touch and go by the palace.

"I congratulate you on your engagement," he said at last, looking up with a face that seemed to Bernard hard and unnatural.

Engagement between the Austrians and Piedmontese before Verona; great loss on both sides.

Scarce a day passed without some engagement in which the King of Naples showed his audacity and his talent as a leader.

Old Mrs. Wurzel turned confidentially to the vicar's wife and said, "Is her engagement generally known?"

Miss Thangue's mind was occupied at first with the obvious engagement of Gwynne and Mrs. Kaye.


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