To engage making use of for a consideration; accept pay an amount or give an equivalent for the utilization of: as, to engage a horse and carriage; to engage a house for per year.
to interact the services of; employ for earnings, a salary, or other consideration: because, to engage laborers, a clerk, a teacher, etc.
to interact the attention of; agree to pay money for the specified activity or conduct of; bribe; incentive.
To borrow (money).
To grant the short-term utilization of for compensation; lend the service of for a reward; let; lease: usually without: because, to engage down a horse or carriage.
Synonyms Hire, Allow, Rent, Lease, Charter. The verb employ relates to both persons and property, it is accordingly always designate the act of an employer, tenant, or bailee which engages some person or thing by a promise to cover hire. Let applies only to home, and only toward act regarding the owner or lessor. Lease and rent apply simply to home, but they are utilized indifferently of act of owner or lessor and therefore for the tenant. Charter is employed only of vessels (and colloquially of railroad-cars and -engines), it is made use of appropriately of work of this hirer, not too of this lessor, unless therefore suggested by the framework. See use.