Definition of engaged adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    engaged

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪnˈɡeɪdʒd//
     
     
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  1. 1 having agreed to marry someone When did you get engaged? an engaged couple engaged to somebody She's engaged to Peter. They are engaged to be married (= to each other). Topic CollocationsMarriage and Divorceromance fall/be (madly/deeply/hopelessly)in love (with somebody) be/believe in/fall in love at first sight be/find true love/the love of your life suffer (from) (the pains/pangs of) unrequited love have/feel/show/express great/deep/genuine affection for somebody/something meet/marry your husband/wife/partner/fiancé/fiancée/boyfriend/girlfriend have/go on a (blind)date be going out with/dating a guy/girl/boy/man/woman move in with/live with your boyfriend/girlfriendweddings get/be engaged/married/divorced arrange/plan a wedding have a big wedding/a honeymoon/a happy marriage have/enter into an arranged marriage call off/cancel/postpone your wedding invite somebody to/go to/attend a wedding/a wedding ceremony/a wedding reception conduct/perform a wedding ceremony exchange rings/wedding vows/marriage vows congratulate/toast/raise a glass to the happy couple be/go on your honeymoon (with your wife/husband) celebrate your first (wedding) anniversaryseparation and divorce be unfaithful to/ (informal) cheat on your husband/wife/partner/fiancé/fiancée/boyfriend/girlfriend have an affair (with somebody) break off/end an engagement/a relationship break up with/ (informal) dump your boyfriend/girlfriend separate from/be separated from/leave/divorce your husband/wife annul/dissolve a marriage file for/ask for/go through/get a divorce get/gain/be awarded/have/lose custody of the children pay alimony/child support (to your ex-wife/husband)
  2. 2 (formal) busy doing something engaged (in something) They are engaged in talks with the Chinese government. They were engaged in conversation. engaged (on something) He is now engaged on his second novel. (old-fashioned or formal) I can't come to dinner on Tuesday—I'm otherwise engaged (= I have already arranged to do something else).
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