Antonyms of verb disengage

2 of 3 senses of disengage

Sense 1
disengage, withdraw -- (release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears")
       Antonym of engage (Sense 10)
      => engage, mesh, lock, operate -- (keep engaged; "engaged the gears")

Sense 3
disengage -- (become free; "in neutral, the gears disengage")
       Antonym of engage (Sense 6)
      => engage -- (get caught; "make sure the gear is engaged")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb disengage

3 senses of disengage

Sense 1
disengage, withdraw -- (release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears")
       => let go of, let go, release, relinquish -- (release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall")

Sense 2
free, disengage -- (free or remove obstruction from; "free a path across the cluttered floor")

Sense 3
disengage -- (become free; "in neutral, the gears disengage")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

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