Affiance vs Engages - What's the difference?

affiance | engages |

As verbs the difference between affiance and engages

is that affiance is to be betrothed to; to promise to marry while engages is .

As a noun affiance

is faith, trust.



Alternative forms

* affiaunce (obsolete)


  • To be betrothed to; to promise to marry.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Faith, trust.
  • *, II.12:
  • *:All other outward shewes and exterior apparences are common to all religions: As hope, affiance , events, ceremonies, penitence and martyrdome.
  • * Sir J. Stephen
  • Such feelings promptly yielded to his habitual affiance in the divine love.
  • * Tennyson
  • Lancelot, my Lancelot, thou in whom I have / Most joy and most affiance .
  • (archaic) A solemn engagement, especially a pledge of marriage.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , II.iv:
  • I that Ladie to my spouse had wonne; / Accord of friends, consent of parents sought, / Affiance made, my happinesse begonne.




  • (engage)
  • This pedal engages the clutch, until you do that you can't shift.