verb (used with object), en·gaged, en·gag·ing.
verb (used without object), en·gaged, en·gag·ing.
Examples from the Web for engager
"Start at nine o'clock Monday morning," the engager replied.My Neighbors|Caradoc Evans
British Dictionary definitions for engager (1 of 2)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for engage
British Dictionary definitions for engager (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for engager
early 15c., "to pledge," from Middle French engagier, from Old French en gage "under pledge," from en "make" + gage "pledge," through Frankish from Proto-Germanic *wadiare "pledge" (see wed).
It shows the common evolution of Germanic -w- to French -g-; cf. Guillaume from Wilhelm). Meaning "attract the attention of" is from 1640s; that of "employ" is from 1640s, from notion of "binding as by a pledge." Specific sense of "promise to marry" is 1610s (implied in engaged).