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1a to investigate, study, or analyze look into

  • explore the relationship between social class and learning ability

—sometimes used with indirect questions

  • to explore where ethical issues arise
  •  —R. T. Blackburn

to become familiar with by testing or experimenting

  • explore new cuisines

2to travel over (new territory) for adventure or discovery
3to examine especially for diagnostic purposes

  • explore the wound

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1to offer (something, such as one’s life or word) as backing to a cause or aim to expose to risk for the attainment or support of some end

  • engaged his all in the king’s cause

2a obsolete to entangle or entrap in or as if in a snare or bog
to attract and hold by influence or power
to interlock with mesh; also to cause (mechanical parts) to mesh

  • engage the clutch

3to bind (someone, such as oneself) to do something; especially to bind by a pledge to marry
4a to provide occupation for involve

  • engage him in a new project

to arrange to obtain the use or services of hire

  • engage a lawyer

5a to hold the attention of engross

  • her work engages her completely

to induce to participate

  • engaged the shy boy in conversation

6a to enter into contest or battle with

  • engage the enemy

to bring together or interlock (weapons)
7to deal with especially at length
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1a archaic maintain
b obsolete receive
2to show hospitality to

  • entertain guests

3a to keep, hold, or maintain in the mind

  • I entertain grave doubts about her sincerity

to receive and take into consideration

  • refused to entertain our plea

4to provide entertainment for
5to play against (an opposing team) on one’s home field or court

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