• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Preëngage To engage by previous contract; to bind or attach previously; to preoccupy. "But he was preëngaged by former ties."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • preengage To engage by previous promise or agreement.
    • preengage To engage or attach by previous influence; preoccupy; predispose: as, to preëngage one's attention.
    • ***