New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: engaged · enrage · reengage · engrave · an age · disengage · engine · greengage · re-engage · engaging
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engage

verb
phrases
1 verb interest, attention TRANSITIVEmeall verb  c m uthe class must engage all the children caithfidh an rang aird na bpáistí go léir a mhealladh, caithfidh suim a bheith ag na daltaí uilig sa rangshe's otherwise engaged tá cúram eile uirthi, tá rud éigin eile ar siúl aici, tá sí gafa le rud éigin eile 2 verb (sb) in conversation, etc TRANSITIVEtarraing isteach  c m upáirt a thabhairt dowe want to engage young people in debate ba mhaith linn daoine óga a chur ag plé cúrsaí, ba mhaith linn go mbeadh daoine óga páirteach sa díospóireachtshe doesn't want to engage in conversation níl aon fhonn comhrá uirthi
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3 verb in activity INTRANSITIVEtéigh i mbunpáirt a ghlacadh ihe's engaged in research tá taighde ar siúl aige, tá sé i mbun taighdewe'll have to engage with this problem caithfimid déileáil leis an bhfadhb seo, ní mór dúinn dul i ngleic leis an bhfadhb seo 4 verb form relationship with INTRANSITIVEcaidreamh a bhunú letéigh i dteagmháil lewe need to engage directly with the community caithfimid dul i dteagmháil go díreach leis an bpobal 5 verb employ (sb) TRANSITIVEfostaigh verb  c m uhe was engaged as a cleaner fostaíodh mar ghlantóir éshe's engaged to design the house tá sí fostaithe chun an teach a dhearadh 6 verb enter into contract INTRANSITIVEhe then engaged as a consultant chuaigh sé ag obair mar chomhairleoir ansin, ghlac sé le post mar chomhairleoir ansin 7 verb reserve in advance TRANSITIVEcuir in áirithe 8 verb machine part etc INTRANSITIVEoibrigh verb  c m uturn the wheel and the pedal will engage cas an roth agus oibreoidh an troitheán 9 verb move (machine part) TRANSITIVEcuir ag obairoibrigh verb  c m uyou'll have to engage the clutch ní mór duit an chrág a oibriú 10 verb MIL enter into combat with TRANSITIVEtéigh i dtreis letéigh i ngleic lethe army engaged the enemy chuaigh an t-arm i ngleic leis an namhaidthey're engaged in combat tá siad i mbun comhraic
phrases

to engage your brain

humorous smaoineamhd'inchinn a chur ag obairdo mheabhair a úsáid

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