engagement


engagement
noun
1 appointment
ADJECTIVE
previous, prior

Mrs Meyer regrets that she is unable to attend owing to a previous engagement.

important
business, official, public, social
royal
dinner, lunch
speaking
VERB + ENGAGEMENT
have
keep

It is important that I keep this engagement.

carry out (formal, esp. BrE)

The chairman will carry out no official public engagements during the month of August.

cancel

The president was forced to cancel all public engagements.

PREPOSITION
engagement with

He had an important engagement with his financial adviser.

2 agreement to get married
ADJECTIVE
long
broken
VERB + ENGAGEMENT
announce
celebrate
break (esp. AmE), break off, cancel, end
ENGAGEMENT + NOUN
ring
party
PREPOSITION
engagement to

He announced his engagement to his long-time girlfriend.

3 being involved
ADJECTIVE
constructive, effective
active
intense, passionate, serious

his serious intellectual engagement with this issue

creative, emotional, imaginative, intellectual
civic (AmE), political

Higher education can contribute to civic engagement.

the decline in political engagement

VERB + ENGAGEMENT
encourage, promote (esp. AmE)

Her church promoted civic engagement. (AmE)

facilitate (esp. AmE)
increase
PREPOSITION
engagement in

the lack of engagement in politics

engagement with

Feminist criticism is a starting point for a deeper engagement with the text.


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  • Engagement — Engagement …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • ENGAGEMENT — L’engagement peut être entendu au sens de «conduite» ou au sens d’«acte de décision», selon qu’il désigne un mode d’existence dans et par lequel l’individu est impliqué activement dans le cours du monde, s’éprouve responsable de ce qui arrive,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Engagement — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El engagement, es un concepto que generalmente se considera como la dirección de un esfuerzo voluntario, esto es, cuando los trabajadores tienen oportunidades, actúan de una forma que va más allá de los intereses de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • engagement — ENGAGEMENT. s. masc. L action d engager, ou l effet de cette action. Tenir une terre par engagement. Ce n est qu un engagement, il n en a pas lapropriété. [b]f♛/b] On appelle Engagement, Une Seigneurie engagée, un Domaine engagé. Cette Terre est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • engagement — en‧gage‧ment [ɪnˈgeɪdʒmənt] noun formal 1. [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES when you arrange to employ someone or to pay someone to do something for you: • the engagement of supply teachers by schools ˌterms of enˈgagement [plural] …   Financial and business terms

  • Engagement — [ãgaʒəˈmãː] (frz. engagement ‚Verpflichtung, Einsatz‘) ist: Soziales Engagement, freiwilliges und ehrenamtliches soziales Handeln intensiver persönlicher Einsatz für eine Sache, ähnlich auch Anstrengung die vertragliche Verpflichtung eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • engagement — Engagement. subst. masc. v. L action d engager. Tenir une terre par engagement. ce n est qu un engagement, il n en a pas la proprieté. Il signifie fig. Une promesse, un attachement, une obligation qui est cause que l on n est plus en liberté de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Engagement — En*gage ment, n. [Cf. F. engagement.] 1. The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engagement — I (appointment) noun adventure, application, assignation, assurance, commitment, competition, contract, covenant, duty, encounter, enlistment, enterprise, interaction, interaffiliation, interplay, interview, involvement, meeting, obligation,… …   Law dictionary

  • engagement — 1 Engagement, appointment, rendezvous, tryst, assignation, date mean a promise or an agreement to be in an agreed place at a specified time, usually for a particular purpose. Engagement is the general term usable in place of any of the others {he …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Engagement — Sn Einsatz, Anstellung erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. engagement m., einer Ableitung von frz. engager verpflichten , eigentlich in Sold nehmen , zu frz. gage m. Pfand, Lohn und en . In der Bedeutung politische …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache


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