terpana, terpesona, terkesima

Terlintas di benakku kata terpana; lalu kata terpesona; kemudian kata terkesima. Namun semua kata itu pasif. Sementara itu kata yang lama ingin aku cari padanannya adalah kata mirip dalam bahasa Inggris, engage, juga ada engaged. Engage bisa aktif bisa pasif. Di kamus Google, aku mendapati kata engage mempunyai arti sbb:

Add star en·gage Verb /enˈgāj/
verb: employ, hire, book
engaging present participle; engaged past tense; engages 3rd person singular present; engaged past participle
Occupy, attract, or involve (someone’s interest or attention)
he plowed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton’s attention
Cause someone to become involved in (a conversation or discussion)
Arrange to employ or hire (someone)
he was engaged as a trainee copywriter
Pledge or enter into a contract to do something
he engaged to pay them $10,000 against a bond
Reserve (accommodations, a place, etc.) in advance
he had engaged a small sailboat
Participate or become involved in
organizations engage in a variety of activities
some are actively engaged in crime
Establish a meaningful contact or connection with
the teams needed to engage with local communities
(of a part of a machine or engine) Move into position so as to come into operation
the clutch will not engage
Cause (a part of a machine or engine) to do this
(of fencers or swordsmen) Bring (weapons) together preparatory to fighting
Enter into conflict or combat with (an adversary)

Tapi engage cenderung mengajak orang untuk terlibat dan mengikuti aktivitas secara terus sampai selesai. Atau bagaimana?


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