Synonyms for engaging


1. prosecute, engage, pursue, act, move
usage: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion"
2. absorb, engross, engage, occupy, interest
usage: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
3. hire, engage, employ
usage: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?"
4. engage, hire, engage, employ
usage: ask to represent; of legal counsel; "I'm retaining a lawyer"
5. betroth, engage, affiance, plight, vow
usage: give to in marriage
6. engage, touch
usage: get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged"
7. engage, wage, contend, fight, struggle
usage: carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
8. engage, enlist, procure, secure
usage: hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support"
9. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take, get, acquire
usage: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
10. engage, mesh, lock, operate, move, displace
usage: keep engaged; "engaged the gears"


1. engaging, piquant, attractive (vs. unattractive)
usage: attracting or delighting; "an engaging frankness"; "a piquant face with large appealing eyes"
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