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engaging

adjective

1 engaging

Attracting or delighting:
— An engaging frankness.

synonym: piquant.

Roget 897: loving etc. v.; fond of; taken with, struck with; smitten, bitten; attached to, wedded to; enamored; charmed etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 829: causing pleasure etc. v.; laetificant; pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable; agreeable; grateful, gratifying; leef, lief, acceptable; ... show more




Moby thesaurus: absorbing, agreeable, alluring, appealing, appetizing, arresting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, consuming, coquettish, delightful ... show more.

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engage

verb

1 engage

Carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in:
— They engaged in a discussion.

synonyms: prosecute, pursue.

Dutch: beoefenen, najagen

2 engage

Consume all of one's attention or time.

synonyms: absorb, engross, occupy.

3 engage

Engage or hire for work.

synonyms: employ, hire.

Roget 132: be early etc. adj., be beforehand etc. adv.; keep time, take time by the forelock, anticipate, forestall; have the start, gain the start; steal a march upon; gain time, ... show more

Roget 676: undertake; engage in, embark in; launch into, plunge into; volunteer; apprentice oneself to; engage etc. (promise) 768; contract etc. 769; ... show more

Roget 755: commission, delegate, depute; consign, assign; charge; intrust, entrust; commit, commit to the hands of; authorize etc. (permit) 760.    ... show more

Roget 769: contract, covenant, agree for; engage etc. (promise) 768.    treat, negotiate, stipulate, make terms; bargain etc. (barter) ... show more

Dutch: bezighouden, huren, inhuren

4 engage

Ask to represent; of legal counsel.

5 engage

Give to in marriage.

synonyms: affiance, betroth, plight.

Roget 768: promise; give a promise etc. n.; undertake, engage; make an engagement, form an engagement; enter into an engagement, enter on an engagement; bind oneself, tie oneself, pledge oneself, commit oneself, ... show more

Dutch: engageren, verloven

6 engage

Get caught.

7 engage

Carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns).

synonym: wage.

8 engage

Hire for work or assistance:
— Engage aid, help, services, or support.

synonym: enlist.

Roget 722: arm; raise troops, mobilize troops; raise up in arms; take up the cudgels etc. 720; take up arms, fly to arms, appeal to arms, fly to the sword; draw the sword, unsheathe the sword; dig up the hatchet, ... show more

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

9 engage

Engage for service under a term of contract.

synonyms: charter, hire, lease, rent, take.

Dutch: huren

10 engage

Keep engaged:
— Engaged the gears.

synonyms: lock, mesh, operate.


Moby thesaurus: absorb, absorb the attention, accept obligation, affiance, agree, agree to, answer for, appeal, approach, arrest, assault, assay, attack, attempt, attend to business, attract, bargain, bargain for, battle, be answerable for ... show more.

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