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I got the main idea, but I can't say for sure what the word "engage" exactly means in the aforementioned sentence. According to Longman, Oxford, and Webster dictionaries, these are accepted forms of using the verb "engage":
engage in doing something
engage somebody's interest/attention
engage somebody in conversation
engage with somebody/something
engage somebody to do something
engage somebody as something
Plus one other form which is using "engage" without any prepositions, objects, etc. Just like the way "engage" is used in the first sentence of this question. The problem is that in this form, the description of the word is:
if you engage part of a machine, or if it engages, it moves so that it fits into another part of the machine Example: She engaged the clutch and the car moved.
It doesn't make any sense in my sentence.