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- v. To engage by previous contract; to bind or attach previously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To engage by previous contract; to bind or attach previously; to preoccupy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To engage by previous promise or agreement.
- To engage or attach by previous influence; preoccupy; predispose: as, to preëngage one's attention.
pre- + engage (Wiktionary)
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