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engage
used in Of Mice and Men

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Definition
to interact in various ways — such as to participate, involve, interest, or attract
The exact meaning of this sense of engage depends upon its context. For example:
  • "They engaged in debate." — participated
  • "She engaged him in conversation." — involved
  • "She is an engaging conversationalist." — interesting
  • "She has an engaging smile." — attractive (attracting interest and interaction)
  • "The proposal engages the interest of many young voters." — attracts and involves
  • "She engages with her constituents." — interacts in a meaningful way
  • Lennie tried to disengage his ear.
    p. 32.6
disengage = stop listening; or perhaps figuratively to tug on his ear as though trying to remove it

(Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in disengage means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of engage as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
There are no more uses of "engage" in Of Mice and Men.

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