verb (used with or without object), pre·en·gaged, pre·en·gag·ing.
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.
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retain, secure, hire, organize, schedule, enter, employ, join, immerse, preoccupy, undertake, involve, arrest, interest, participate, catch, fascinate, engage, contract, book
- preemptive strike,
- preen gland,
- preestablished harmony,
Origin of preengage
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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
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