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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
engagement (noun)
1.
a) an arrangement to meet or be present at a specified time and place - a dinner engagement
b) a job or period of employment especially as a performer
2.
something that - engages pledge
3.
a) the act of the state of being - engaging engaged
b) emotional involvement or commitment - seesaws between obsessive engagement and ambiguous detachment Gary Taylor
c) - betrothal
4.
the state of being in gear
5.
a hostile encounter between military forces
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
engagement (noun)
1.
the act or state of being engaged to be married
SYNONIMS:
betrothal, espousal, troth
disengagement
engagement (noun)
2.
an agreement to be present at a specified time and place
SYNONIMS:
appointment, assignation, date, rendezvous, tryst
RELATED WORDS:
arrangement; invitation; interview; get-together, meeting; call, visit; schedule
engagement (noun)
3.
the state of being provided with a paying job
SYNONIMS:
employ, employment, engagement
RELATED WORDS:
appointment, assignment, conscription, enlistment, recruitment; incumbency, tenure; occupation, place, position, post, situation, work
NEAR ANTONYMS:
boot, discharge, dismissal, firing, removal, sack, severance; demotion, suspension; furlough, layoff, leave, liberty, retirement
joblessness, nonemployment, unemployment
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