from The Century Dictionary.
- To engage by previous promise or agreement.
- To engage or attach by previous influence; preoccupy; predispose: as, to
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To engage by previous contract; to bind or attach previously; to preoccupy.
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- verb transitive To
engageby previous contract; to bind or attach previously.
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pre- + engage
There is a want of something done, or shown, to preengage the feeling, or raise a favoring prejudice in it; so that, when advance is made, on God’s