definition: to participate; involve oneself.
example: The guests engaged in small talk before dinner.
example: How long have you engaged in this kind of volunteer activity?
example: Many individuals engaged in the effort to help the victims of the hurricane.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the intransitive verb engage
engage + PREPOSITION:
- ~ in (e.g., engage in activities, engage in an argument, engage in a debate, engage in negotiations, engage in a discussion, engage in a battle, engage in a certain type of behavior, engage in sex, engage in a lawsuit, engage in a project, engage in politics)
Grammar note: The word “engage” has many meanings. (Click on the link above to see more definitions.) For the meaning of “participate” discussed here, the verb “engage” is always followed by the preposition “in.”