engager

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

engage +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

engager ‎(plural engagers)

  1. One who, or that which, engages.
    engagers in conflicts
  2. One who enters into an engagement or agreement; a surety.
    Several sufficient citizens were engagers. — Wood.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French engagier ‎(to pawn, make a pledge, plight), from en- + gage ‎(pledge), from Late Latin vadium ‎(pledge), from Frankish *wadja ‎(pledge), from Proto-Germanic *wadjō, *wadją ‎(pledge, guarantee), from Proto-Indo-European *wadh- ‎(guarantee, bail). Cognate with Middle Dutch wedde ‎(property, pay), Old High German wetti ‎(collateral, security agreement), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌳𐌹 ‎(wadi), 𐍅𐌰𐌳𐌾𐌰 ‎(wadja, guarantee), Old English wedd ‎(pledge, vow). More at wed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

engager

  1. to pledge, commit
  2. to hire
  3. to involve
  4. to encourage
  5. to pawn
  6. (military) to enlist

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Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written engage- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

engager

  1. Alternative form of engagier

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. In addition, g becomes j before an a or an o to keep the /dʒ/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.