• noun: an agreement to be married
  • noun: an arrangement to meet or be present at a specified time and place
  • often used before another noun
  • synonyms: occupation, employment, fight


  • He was forced to decline due to a previous 'engagement'. [='commitment, appointment']

  • She surprised everyone by breaking off her yearlong 'engagement'.

  • She's been offered several speaking 'engagements'.

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  • (..) Look here. I'm gonna be a pastor somewhere small. College town. Lead a little church. Teach a class. Maybe the occasional speaking engagement. And I'll pay all the bills for us, especially the mortgage for our very own house. Perfect. You look handsome. (..)
    2014 Selma