Translation of engage in Spanish:


captar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˌɑŋɡɑˈʒeɪ//ˌɒ̃ɡaˈʒeɪ/

transitive verb

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      (attention/interest) captar
      (attention/interest) atraer
      to engage sb in conversation entablar / trabar conversación con algn
      • Your web site needs continuous improvement to capture and engage your visitor's attention.
      • We never know what will engage the interest of our readers.
      • The film failed to engage my interest for at least two reasons.
      • How successful are initiatives such as the Youth Parliament in engaging the interest of young people in politics?
      • It will involve engaging their enthusiasm and interest.
      • It is the themes as much as the plot that engage the interest.
      • Only an appeal to the broad mass of the people will work and they will only get excited enough to vote if the agenda is radical enough to engage their interest and support.
      • If any town, city or district is to thrive it needs to engage the interest and enthusiasm of its younger generation.
      • Nothing in the newspaper engaged my attention at all.
      • To engage the interest of a group of fourth formers, he suggested that they build a hovercraft from scratch to enter a national competition.
      • The play area with its ball pit, stuffed toys, comic racks and computer games can surely engage the attention of children irrespective of their ages.
      • It engages the attention - and the funds - of thousands of the most powerful institutional investors round the world.
      • For the first time in years they engaged the interest, even the sympathy, both of the media and the wider public.
      • Alas, he's too dull to engage any interest at all.
      • And this morning I managed to engage the attention of my new class of students.
      • It is making waves in the architect's world, not to mention engaging the attention of those looking for solutions to develop in an eco-friendly way.
      • I try to bring a little mystery to what might happen, because that engages people more.
      • It consists in not taking an interest in whatever may be engaging the attention of the general public at any particular time.
      • I don't know her at all and it's not really my kind of thing, but it's just good to see someone who I don't recognise, who engages my interest.
      • Spectators had a diverse range of exhibits to engage their attention and sheep dog trials generated considerable interest.
      • That committee work appears to have engaged his interest, unlike any actual legislative issue.

    • 1.2formal

      (enemy) entablar combate con formal
      • The problem seems to be that when you direct your forces to attack an enemy unit, they believe that they should attack that specific unit rather than engage the enemy force as a whole.
      • In the course of a defensive operation, subunits can be used to engage the enemy's tactical air assault force as an anti-airborne assault reserve.
      • The crewmembers of all three maneuvered their combat systems to a position of advantage and engaged the enemy with devastating results.
      • Deploying, the riflemen heavily engaged the enemy on both sides of the road.
      • Our soldiers engaged hostile enemies in combat, preserved peace on strange frontiers and symbolized American values both at home and abroad.
      • U.S. forces also engaged the enemy in a firefight and bombarded a secret drug laboratory on January 6.
      • Then, snapped out of their awe, the terrorists and commandos begin engaging each other.
      • During World War II, only 15 to 20 percent of U.S. infantrymen engaged the enemy with direct fire.
      • ‘They learned how to use weapons, map reading and battle tactics to engage the enemy during combat,’ said Brig.
      • While patrolling narrow streets, it is nearly impossible to safely traverse the entire turret to engage enemy forces.
      • By the 12th century the nobility began to stage tournaments in which knights engaged each other in battle in order to prove their skill, courage and honor.
      • Critics are quick to point to the coalition's adherence to the law of armed combat as a reason for the coalition's inability to engage the enemy as necessary.
      • When a unit is engaged by an enemy force, it is likely that the commander will react by maneuvering forces to counter the enemy and, if possible, to pursue any evading forces.
      • Ambushes were set either on one side of the road, or both when the road was elevated, allowing the enemy to engage coalition forces without firing into each other.
      • By exercising strict target discipline, soldiers engaged guerrillas from longer distances in relative safety.
      • Retreating subunits will inevitably be engaged by the enemy's enveloping, raiding, air-mobile, or commando forces.
      • They can also combine with the scout platoon to engage enemy targets for hasty attacks and ambushes.
      • Mongol commanders would also send portions of their force well past and around the enemy lines while the main body engaged the enemy army.
      • Armed militiamen engaged the occupation forces and fighting continued for hours.
      • Early entry forces will likely enter theaters through populated urban centers, engaging enemies using asymmetrical means.

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      (cog/wheel) engranar con
      • The Patrol has a part-time, four-wheel drive system, which can be engaged on the move at speeds up to 40 kph.
      • When a data cartridge is inserted into the data storage system, the cartridge directly or indirectly engages and moves the shield from the first position to the second position.
      • I found a big sweet spot where the clutch lets the gears engage after raising the pedal a few inches.

    • 2.2(operate)

      meter informal
      to engage the clutch embragar

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    (performer/staff) contratar

intransitive verb

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    (take part)
    to engage in sth
    • to engage in politics dedicarse a la política
    • to engage in arguments entrar en discusiones
    • They were not like the modern fairs but were where employers went to engage workers and people went to seek jobs and also to buy things.
    • On his return to Madrid in 1764, he was engaged as an assistant to the court painter, Anton Mengs.
    • Many families do not hesitate to engage boys or girls to help with household chores like cleaning the house, cars, and so on.
    • His current part-time mechanic employee engages him 15 to 25 hours per week.
    • At the time of the development, contractors engaged by the Ministry had the right to go on to the land to carry out the operations, but such a licence did not amount to an interest in land.
    • That employer engaged other artists to finish the drawings and undertook to publish them on his return to England.
    • Seventeen years ago, in 1986, he was engaged as an assistant professor at USF.
    • But I am advised that of today, 15 people are currently engaged as temporary constables.
    • So what they'll do is to basically engage those individuals as casuals, through a labour hire company.
    • Employers are making every effort to increase production without engaging new workers.
    • The plaintiffs engaged the defendants as their solicitors to act for them.
    • Although we were totally different, we seemed to hit it off and I made arrangements to engage him full-time on my return to England.
    • As representatives of the new forms of industrial capital, modern manufacturers were engaging increasing numbers of factory workers to produce their products.
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    (cog/wheel) engranar
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    entablar combate formal

Translation of engagé in Spanish:


comprometido, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˌɑŋɡɑˈʒeɪ//ˌɒ̃ɡaˈʒeɪ/


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