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involve

in·volve

involve

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn valv
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: involved, involves, involving
definition 1: to include as a necessary or inevitable part, condition, or result.
Establishing a new business involves risk.Playing on the team involves a considerable investment of time.The job involves dealing with customers and placing orders.
synonyms:
entail, imply
similar words:
contain, include, mean, presume
definition 2: to bring into connection or concern with.
She shouldn't have involved this man, whom she hardly knew, in her financial affairs.Please don't involve me in this battle you're having with your mother.
synonyms:
enmesh, entangle
antonyms:
exclude
similar words:
concern, embroil, engage, include, interest
definition 3: to engross; to command the attention of.
Her husband complains that her work involves her completely.He was involved in the game and didn't want to talk on the phone.
synonyms:
bury, engross, preoccupy, submerse
similar words:
absorb, busy, engage, immerse, obsess, occupy
definition 4: to make difficult or complex.
The client's demands involved the project even more.
synonyms:
complicate, confound, confuse, entangle, perplex, snarl
similar words:
bewilder, embarrass, mix up, obscure
definition 5: to implicate, as in a crime.
He husband is now involved, and the police are stepping up their investigation.
synonyms:
connect with, implicate, incriminate
similar words:
associate with, frame, inculpate
definition 6: to affect.
The disease involves the liver.
derivations: involved (adj.), involvement (n.)
Word Builder: involve +
  • involvement:
    the state of being involved.
Word Parts
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