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When two people have agreed to marry each other, or have announced formally that they are going to be married, you can say that they are engaged.
You can also say that each person is engaged.
You say that someone is engaged to the person they are going to marry.
|Adj.||1.||engaged - having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"|
busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"
|2.||engaged - involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight"|
involved - connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"
|3.||engaged - reserved in advance|
reserved - set aside for the use of a particular person or party
|4.||engaged - (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line); "her line is busy"; "receptionists' telephones are always engaged"; "the lavatory is in use"; "kept getting a busy signal"|
occupied - held or filled or in use; "she keeps her time well occupied"; "the wc is occupied"
|5.||engaged - (used of toothed parts or gears) interlocked and interacting; "the gears are engaged"; "meshed gears"; "intermeshed twin rotors"|
geared - equipped with or connected by gears or having gears engaged
|6.||engaged - having services contracted for; "the carpenter engaged (or employed) for the job is sick"|
employed - having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary; "most of our graduates are employed"
|7.||engaged - built against or attached to a wall; "engaged columns"|
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
connected - joined or linked together
betrothed free, available, unattached, uncommitted, fancy-free
to be engaged in → estar ocupado en, dedicarse a
what are you engaged in? → ¿a qué se dedica Vd?
I phoned, but it was engaged → J'ai téléphoné, mais c'était occupé.
to be engaged in a survey → faire une enquête
to be engaged in doing sth → être occupé(e) à faire qch
she is engaged in research/a survey → si occupa di ricerca/di un'inchiesta
to be engaged on sth → occuparsi di qc