If you want to summarize "I am good in engaging (with) others", meaning "getting them interested and involved", can you say then "I'm an engager"? Or how would you call it, "I am an...". Does the word "engager" exist in English?

Thank you!

  • Have you found the word in an English dictionary? – Margana Jun 29 '15 at 11:16
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  • "Engage" is a verb. Most active verbs you can turn into nouns by adding "er" (and eliminating excess "e" characters as appropriate). However, using the word in that fashion would not be idiomatic. – Hot Licks Jun 29 '15 at 12:18

Yes. Engager is in the full OED (Oxford English dictionary) and has been since 1891.

  1. One who enters into an engagement or agreement; †a surety, guarantor.
    a. One who engages in an enterprise or occupation.
    b. One who engages the service of another; an employer.
  2. One of those who signed or approved of the ‘Engagement’ of 1647.
  • This is not the definition that the op proposes, though. – Catija Jun 29 '15 at 17:23

In brainstorming fashion:

I am good at interacting with others.

I am good at repartee.

I am a good conversationalist.

I am good at motivating people.

I am good at galvanizing people.

I am good at spurring people to get involved.

I am good at actuating people.

  • But the question was whether engager was a word. I don't think any of your examples say quite the same thing as I am good at engaging people, though some may come close. I have no doubt the word engager exists, but I doubt I would use it - better I am good at engaging, I would say. – WS2 Jun 29 '15 at 11:55

You would say "I am an engaging leader."

  • Thanks a lot to you all for replying to my message? It has been clarifying. – Lidewij Jun 29 '15 at 19:47

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