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Hi

Would you say that the following sentences are correct and natural?


1) Engage yourself in some creative activity.

2) Disengage yourself from such a destructive activity.

Thanks,

Tom
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Hi Tom

From the perspective of sheer frequency of use (i.e. "engage" vs "disengage"), the first sounds more natural, though I would say you should omit "yourself".

You can use "disengage" with a meaning of "become separated" or "uninvolved", but your usage of it in an imperative sentence does not strike me as particularly natural. I'd say wording such as these would probably be more likely:

- You need to disengage yourself emotionally from the situation.
- You need to disengage yourself from such destructive activities.

As an imperative, something such as "Disengage the clutch" would sound more normal to me.
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