- to engage beforehand.
- to put under obligation, especially to marry, by a prior engagement.
- to win the favor or attention of beforehand: Other matters preengaged him.
Origin of preengage
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Examples from the Web for pre-engage
You cannot imagine but such an object must pre-engage every susceptible heart.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume II (of 2)
John Hill Burton
Word Origin and History for pre-engage
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