busy or occupied; involved: deeply engaged in conversation.
pledged to be married; betrothed: an engaged couple.
under engagement; pledged: an engaged contractor.
entered into conflict with: desperately engaged armies.
(of wheels) in gear with each other.
Architecture. (of a distinct member) built so as to be truly or seemingly attached in part to the structure before which it stands: an engaged column.
- en·gag·ed·ly [en-gey-jid-lee, -geyjd-], /ɛnˈgeɪ dʒɪd li, -ˈgeɪdʒd-/, adverb
- en·gag·ed·ness, noun
- un·en·gaged, adjective
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How to use engaged in a sentence
The cornerstone of the Small Giants brand is culture, and it is the reason employees stay, feel engaged, and are proud of the company they have created.
This indication of an engaged and high quality audience that comes from being a paying customer can also level up advertising deals, and “the amount that they can charge for sponsorships far exceeds the ticket revenue,” Hindman said.Paid virtual events are the new golden ticket for publishers | Kayleigh Barber | October 23, 2020 | Digiday
The industry needs to change to create more engaged and genuine spaces for people to connect without preying on human psychology.3 reforms social media platforms should make in light of ‘The Social Dilemma’ | Walter Thompson | October 22, 2020 | TechCrunch
The number of subscribers in The Economist’s “highly engaged” category increased 21% last year, Cohn said.‘Retention has been one of our best stories of the year’: Bob Cohn on steering The Economist through crisis | Lara O'Reilly | October 20, 2020 | Digiday
The more engaged in a brand’s site a user proves, the more often they’ll visit.Why advertisers are leaning into digital publishing strategies | Piano | October 8, 2020 | Digiday
When he came home for good, unmarried and unengaged, she knew that she should succeed; and Edgar knew it too.
The dresses of the unengaged advocates in scarlet and ermine, and of the proctors in ermine and black, were picturesque.Old and New London | Walter Thornbury
The common human interest of the unengaged, and the reminiscent interest of the married, tend to focus all eyes upon them.The Etiquette of To-day | Edith B. Ordway
He had lived in Ephesus with an unengaged heart in all the crowd of opportunities for love, good and bad.The City of Delight | Elizabeth Miller
It is his duty to call on the only young lady unengaged, who was Miss Rennsdale, aged eight.Confessions of a Book-Lover | Maurice Francis Egan
British Dictionary definitions for engaged
pledged to be married; betrothed
employed, occupied, or busy
architect built against or attached to a wall or similar structure: an engaged column
(of a telephone line) already in use
- engagedly (ɪnˈɡeɪdʒɪdlɪ), adverb
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