- n.订婚，婚约; 约会; 约定，契约; 雇用; 参与度;
- 复数: engagements;
They haven't formally announced their engagement yet.
Their engagement was announced in the local paper.
As for her engagement with Adam, I would say the portents are gloomy.
The constitution prohibits them from military engagement on foreign soil.
She was planning to announce her engagement to Peter.
I was a little nervous when I announced my engagement to Grace, but I needn't have worried.
Janis and Kurt have announced their engagement.
She chose Maggie to make her up for her engagement photographs.
And she, too, suffers from a lack of critical engagement with the literary texts.
Announcing our engagement was a relief.
I felt our engagement was quite an unhappy time.
The owner knew about the engagement and brought them glasses of champagne on the house.
I think I found it easier than Nell to keep our engagement quiet.
I was absolutely astonished by the reaction to our engagement. Everyone started congratulating us.
When Mary broke off the engagement, John seemed to be in a flat spin.
She backed out of her engagement.
I have a prior engagement at five.
It was my mother's very own engagement ring.
The couple eventually wed after three year engagement.
John has broken off his engagement to Mary.
I can't see you on Monday because I have a previous engagement.
Their secret engagement was finally revealed. I always say murder will out.
The engagement has been called off.
They cried off the engagement.
They selected a diamond engagement ring.
Since you have a previous engagement, why didn't you say so?
He cannot go for he has a previous engagement.
Owing to a previous engagement, I shan't be able to come.
When Mary broke off the engagement, John seemed to go into a flat spin.
He broke off his engagement to her.
At 11:00, you're seeing Gianni Riva at Megastar and (14) then you'll have a lunch engagement with Gavin from the Chamber of Commerce at 1:00.
However,while talking is largely subconscious and rapid, writing is deliberate and slow, Over time,writers took advantage of this and started crafting long-winded sentences such as this one:The whole engagement lasted above 12 hours, till the gradual retreat of the Persians was changed into a disorderly flight, of which the shameful example was given by the principal leaders and……" No one talks like that casually — or should
A new study from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University shows that today's youth vote in larger numbers than previous generations, and a 2008 study from the Center for American Progress adds that increasing numbers of young voters and activists support traditionally liberal causes.
Larry arrived early for his speaking engagement.
But they show comprehension to consist not just passive assimilation but of active engagement inference and problem-solving.
Rather than just focusing on GDP, over 40 different sets of criteria from health, education and civil society engagement have been measured to get a more rounded assessment of how countries are performing.
A 2014 survey conducted in Australia, Britain, and the United States by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that young people's reliance on social media led to greater political engagement.
1. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war;
"Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"
"he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
2. a meeting arranged in advance;
"she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"
3. a mutual promise to marry
4. the act of giving someone a job
5. employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time;
"the play had bookings throughout the summer"
6. contact by fitting together;
"the engagement of the clutch"
"the meshing of gears"
7. the act of sharing in the activities of a group;
"the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"
battle, war, campaign, struggle, warfare, fight, combat, engagement
engagement, appointment, date