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From `arabh, "to pledge," Jeremiah 30:21, the King James Version "Who is this that engaged his heart?"; the Revised Version (British and American) "he that hath had boldness?"; the Revised Version, margin Hebrew "hath been surety for his heart?"

1710. emporeuomai -- to travel in, to traffic, by impl. to trade
... to trade. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: emporeuomai Phonetic Spelling:
(em-por-yoo'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I travel as a merchant, engage in trade ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1710.htm - 7k

3409. misthoo -- to let for hire, to hire
... to let for hire, to hire. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: misthoo Phonetic
Spelling: (mis-tho'-o) Short Definition: I hire out, hire, engage Definition: I ...
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3164. machomai -- to fight
... to fight. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: machomai Phonetic Spelling:
(makh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I engage in battle, fight, strive Definition: ...
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4291b. proistemi -- to put before, to set over, to rule
... 4291a, 4291b. proistemi. 4292 . to put before, to set over, to rule.
Transliteration: proistemi Short Definition: engage. Word Origin ...
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603. apokaradokia -- strained expectancy
... "This abstraction -- that might engage the attention -- is also absorpted in the
expected object "till the fulfillment is realized" (H. Alford).]. ...
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4754. strateuo -- to make war, hence to serve as a soldier
... lusts against the soul. 4754 -- properly, to contend, like a soldier in ;
(figuratively) to engage in . Word Origin from stratos ...
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2051. erizo -- to wrangle, strive
... wrangle, strive. Cognate: 2051 -- to contend; to confront (engage) in heated
debate that results in discord (needless strife). This ...
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4438. pukteuo -- to box
... 4438 -- properly, to box ("fistfight"); (figuratively) to engage in spiritual warfare,
giving all to be a victor in God's race of faith (used only in 1 Cor 9:26 ...
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1861. epaggellomai -- to proclaim, to promise
... From epi and the base of aggelos; to announce upon (reflexively), ie (by implication)
to engage to do something, to assert something respecting oneself ...
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118. athleo -- to contend, wrestle
... to contend, wrestle. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: athleo Phonetic Spelling:
(ath-leh'-o) Short Definition: I compete Definition: I engage, compete, in ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1624. garah -- to stir up (strife), engage in strife
... garah. 1625 . to stir up (strife), engage in strife. Transliteration: garah Phonetic
Spelling: (gaw-raw') Short Definition: provoke. Word Origin a prim. ...
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6148. arab -- to take on pledge, give in pledge, exchange
... engage, intermeddle with, mingle self, mortgage, occupy, give pledges,.
A primitive root; to braid, ie Intermix; technically, to ...
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781. aras -- to betroth
... engaged (6). betroth, espouse. A primitive root; to engage for matrimony --
betroth, espouse. 780, 781. aras. 782 . Strong's Numbers.
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7122. qara -- to encounter, befall
... to encounter, befall NASB Word Usage against (16), befall (4), befallen (2), came
(1), chance (1), come (1), down* (1), encounter (2), engage (1), event* (1 ...
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3259. yaad -- to appoint
... or appointment); by implication, to meet (at a stated time), to summon (to trial),
to direct (in a certain quarter or position), to engage (for marriage ...
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How, among Innumerable Other Miracles of Healing Wrought by the ...
... How, among innumerable other miracles of healing wrought by the wood of the cross,
which King Oswald, being ready to engage against the barbarians, erected, a ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap ii how among innumerable.htm

The Subdeacons May not Leave the Doors to Engage in the Prayer...
... The subdeacons may not leave the doors to engage in the prayer� The subdeacons may
not leave the doors to engage in the prayer, even for a short time. Notes. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xliii the subdeacons may.htm

On Communion in the Lord's Supper.
... Corinthians 6:19,20) What a tendency has it to guard us against every temptation,
to those sins which we have so solemnly renounced, and to engage our fidelity ...
/.../the rise and progress of religion in the soul/chapter xviii on communion in.htm

The Sixth Season
... fervour, and those holy impressions, which we obtain from God while engaged in the
performance of one duty, were preserved to enliven and engage us in the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/flavel/on keeping the heart/vi the sixth season.htm

The Right to a Normal Romance, if Any
... A man missionary can leave his family for weeks or months, and even though married,
he can engage in the arduous itineration that is often necessary. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/williamson/have we no rights/chapter 7 the right to.htm

From 1787 to 1791 Inclusive
... The Certificate of Dr. Coke to the Conference. "I do solemnly engage by this instrument
that I never will, by virtue of my office, as superintendent of the ...
/.../a history of the methodist episcopal church volume i/chapter 2 from 1787 to.htm

The Character of the Persons for whom this Rest is Designed.
... of sin, their misery by sin, the vanity of the creature, and the all-sufficiency
of Christ.5. Their will is proportionably changed.6. They engage in covenant ...
/.../baxter/the saints everlasting rest/chapter iv the character of.htm

Covenanting Recommended by the Practice of the New Testament ...
... Did they engage in it because of the manifestations of its obligation upon them,
made in the Scriptures, and also on account of the approved practices of their ...
/.../the ordinance of covenanting/chapter xiv covenanting recommended by.htm

Care of the Speaker's Throat
... To continue to engage in public speaking under these circumstances is often attended
with great danger, resulting sometimes in total loss of voice. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/kleiser/talks on talking/care of the speakers throat.htm

Pilgrims of the Victorious Life
... Shall we engage her in conversation? ... Do let us engage them in conversation;
for it seems sweeter faced pilgrims we never have seen. ...
/.../berry/adventures in the land of canaan/chapter thirteen pilgrims of the.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To put under pledge; to pledge; to place under obligations to do or forbear doing something, as by a pledge, oath, or promise; to bind by contract or promise.

2. (v. t.) To gain for service; to bring in as associate or aid; to enlist; as, to engage friends to aid in a cause; to engage men for service.

3. (v. t.) To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw.

4. (v. t.) To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to engross; to draw on.

5. (v. t.) To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to conflict.

6. (v. t.) To come into gear with; as, the teeth of one cogwheel engage those of another, or one part of a clutch engages the other part.

7. (v. i.) To promise or pledge one's self; to enter into an obligation; to become bound; to warrant.

8. (v. i.) To embark in a business; to take a part; to employ or involve one's self; to devote attention and effort; to enlist; as, to engage in controversy.

9. (v. i.) To enter into conflict; to join battle; as, the armies engaged in a general battle.

10. (v. i.) To be in gear, as two cogwheels working together.

Engage (20 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To gain for service; to bring in as associate or aid; to enlist; as,
to engage friends to aid in a cause; to engage men for service. ...
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Dip (17 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten. 4. (vt) To plunge or engage thoroughly
in any affair. ... 6. (vt) To engage as a pledge; to mortgage. ...
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Pledge (55 Occurrences)
... one's watch. 8. (n.) To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage;
to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor. 9. (n ...
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Promise (112 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing, giving, or making,
or the like; to covenant; to engage; as, to promise a visit; to promise a ...
/p/promise.htm - 42k

Undertake (16 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To take upon one's self; to engage in; to enter
upon; to take in hand; to begin to perform; to set about; to attempt. ...
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List (17 Occurrences)
... 22. (vt) To engage, as a soldier; to enlist. 23. ... 24. (vi) To engage in public service
by enrolling one's name; to enlist. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LIST. ...
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Guarantee (5 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt)
or the performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a ...
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Wage (39 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To engage in, as a contest, as if by previous gage or pledge; to
carry on, as a war. ... 7. (vi) To bind one's self; to engage. ...
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Take (11064 Occurrences)
... or the like. 4. (vt) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to
captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm. 5. (vt) To ...
/t/take.htm - 15k

Encounter (10 Occurrences)
... to face; to meet; to confront, either by chance, suddenly, or deliberately; especially,
to meet in opposition or with hostile intent; to engage in conflict with ...
/e/encounter.htm - 10k

Bible Concordance
Engage (20 Occurrences)

Luke 14:31 Or what king, going on his way to engage in war with another king, does not, sitting down first, take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him coming against him with twenty thousand?

Titus 3:8 This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men;
(See NAS)

Titus 3:14 Let our people also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they may not be unfruitful.
(See NAS)

James 4:13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow let's go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit."
(See NAS)

Revelation 13:4 And they offered worship to the Dragon, because it was to him that the Wild Beast owed his dominion; and they also offered worship to the Wild Beast, and said, "Who is there like him? And who is able to engage in battle with him?"

Exodus 31:5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship.
(See NIV)

Exodus 35:33 in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of skillful workmanship.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:9 And Jehovah said to me, Distress not the Moabites, neither engage with them in battle; for I will not give thee of their land a possession; for unto the children of Lot have I given Ar as a possession.

Deuteronomy 2:24 Rise up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon. Behold, I have given into thy hand Sihon the king of Heshbon, the Amorite, and his land: begin, take possession, and engage with him in battle.

Deuteronomy 20:12 If it will make no peace with you, but will make war against you, then you shall besiege it:
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 7:10 As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel; but Yahweh thundered with a great thunder on that day on the Philistines, and confused them; and they were struck down before Israel.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 18:23 And now, engage, I pray thee, with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou canst set the riders upon them.

2 Chronicles 25:8 But if thou wilt go, do valiantly, be strong for the battle: God will cast thee down before the enemy; for God hath power to help, and to cast down.
(See JPS)

2 Chronicles 35:20 After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Neco king of Egypt went up to fight against Carchemish by the Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him.
(See NAS)

2 Chronicles 35:22 Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and didn't listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 36:8 And now engage, I pray thee, with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

Jeremiah 11:15 What has my beloved to do in my house, seeing she has worked lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from you? when you do evil, then you rejoice.
(See NIV)

Daniel 11:25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall engage in battle with an exceeding great and mighty army; but he shall not stand, for they shall plan devices against him.

Daniel 11:40 At the time of the end shall the king of the south contend with him; and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass through.
(See NIV)

Hosea 4:10 They will eat, and not have enough. They will play the prostitute, and will not increase; because they have abandoned giving to Yahweh.
(See NIV)



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Pledge (55 Occurrences)

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Undertake (16 Occurrences)

List (17 Occurrences)

Guarantee (5 Occurrences)

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Take (11064 Occurrences)

Encounter (10 Occurrences)

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Occupy (25 Occurrences)

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Tilt (2 Occurrences)

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Reckon (34 Occurrences)

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