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engagement

engagement as in a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
  • "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"
  • "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

Synonyms

  • battlebattle or contend against in or as if in a battle; a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; an energetic attempt to achieve something; an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
  • conflictbe in conflict; go against, as of rules and laws; an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; an incompatibility of dates or events; opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot); a disagreement or argument about something important
  • fightbe engaged in a fight; fight against or resist strongly; make a strenuous or labored effort; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; the act of fighting; an aggressive willingness to compete; an intense verbal dispute; a boxing or wrestling match
engagement as in a meeting arranged in advance
  • "she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"

Synonyms

  • datego on a date with; stamp with a date; assign a date to; date regularly; provide with a dateline; the specified day of the month; a participant in a date; a meeting arranged in advance; the present; the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred; a particular day specified as the time something happens; sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed
  • appointmentthe act of putting a person into a non-elective position; a meeting arranged in advance; (usually in the plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel) ; a person who is appointed to a job or position ; the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed; (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment
engagement as in a mutual promise to marry

    Synonyms

    • betrothala mutual promise to marry ; the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
    • trotha mutual promise to marry ; a solemn pledge of fidelity
    engagement as in the act of giving someone a job

      Synonyms

      • employmentthe state of being employed or having a job; the occupation for which you are paid; the act of giving someone a job ; the act of using
      engagement as in employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
      • "the play had bookings throughout the summer"

      Synonyms

      • bookingemployment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)
      engagement as in contact by fitting together
      • "the engagement of the clutch"
      • "the meshing of gears"

      Synonyms

      • meshkeep engaged; coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively ; work together in harmony ; entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh ; the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; contact by fitting together; the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component ; an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals ; the act of interlocking or meshing
      • meshingcontact by fitting together; an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals ; the act of interlocking or meshing
      • interlockinglinked or locked closely together as by dovetailing ; contact by fitting together; the act of interlocking or meshing
      engagement as in the act of sharing in the activities of a group
      • "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"

      Synonyms

      • participationthe act of sharing in the activities of a group; the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
      • involvementthe act of sharing in the activities of a group; a connection of inclusion or containment; a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship ; the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
      • involutionreduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth) ; a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction ; marked by elaborately complex detail ; the act of sharing in the activities of a group; the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power ; the action of enfolding something