From Middle English engagen, from Old French engagier, from Frankish *anwadjōn, from Proto-Germanic *an-, *andi- + Proto-Germanic *wadjōną, from Proto-Germanic *wadją, from Proto-Indo-European *wedʰ-, equivalent to en- + gage. Cognate with Old English anwedd ("pledge, security"), Old English weddian ("to engage, covenant, undertake"), German wetten ("to bet, wager"), Icelandic veðja ("to wager"). More at wed.
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