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engage

This page is about the doublespeak term engage

Meaning

to attack or fight enemy forces

For example

  • Our forces engaged the enemy just before dawn.

  • We'd already bombed the village, so our soldiers weren't expecting to engage once they got there.

Quick Quiz

We engaged enemy soldiers after

a. surrounding them

b. surrendering to them

c. proposing to them

Contributor: Matt Errey