UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈgeɪdʒɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(en gājing)

From the verb engage: (⇒ conjugate)
engaging is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. an engaging [article, book, discussion, account, portrait]
  2. an engaging [way, approach, introduction] (to)
  3. that was an engaging [article]!
  4. the [article] was (not very) engaging
  5. engaging [activities, projects, ideas] (for)
  6. an engaging [class, lecture]
  7. engaging and [entertaining, interesting, informative]
  8. is engaging for [students, children]
  9. has an engaging way of [talking, teaching]
  10. has an engaging [smile, manner, nature, personality]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. engage with their [customers, readers, voters]
  2. engage in [criminal, illegal, depraved] activity
  3. engage in (a) [dialogue, conversation, debate]
  4. engage in a prolonged [conflict, struggle, fight] (with)
  5. have engaged in a campaign of [violence, terror]
  6. [soldiers, forces, troops] engaged in combat
  7. [actively, fully] engage in
  8. engaged in [prostitution, violence]
  9. [accused, guilty] of engaging in sex acts (with)
  10. engaging in regular [exercise, physical activity]
  11. the [story, book, show, movie, conversation] failed to engage me
  12. engage in [school, class]
  13. engage during [school]
  14. effectively engage her in
  15. engage the [audience, spectators]
  16. engage the [parking, hand] brake
  17. has engaged a [consultant, contractor]
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