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Definition of "involve" []

  • To contain as a part; include. (verb-transitive)
  • To have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail: was told that the job would involve travel. See Synonyms at include. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage as a participant; embroil: involved the bystanders in his dispute with the police. (verb-transitive)
  • To connect closely and often incriminatingly; implicate: evidence that involved the governor in the scandal. (verb-transitive)
  • To influence or affect: The matter is serious because it involves your reputation. (verb-transitive)
  • To include or contain as a necessary part (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To have an effect on; spread to (verb)
  • To concern or associate significantly (verb)
  • To make complicated; tangle (verb)
  • To wrap or surround (verb)
  • To raise to a specified power (verb)

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Use "involve" in a sentence
  • "And you can pretty well summarize the next three Habits with the expression "involve others in the problem and work out the solution together.""
  • "Cases to be heard this term involve immigration, affirmative action, gay marriage and health care."
  • "While Rice justifies her decision by saying the book will have a definite Christian framework and a focus on the theme of redemption, she admits that the future chronicle will once again involve the character Lestat and a fictional organization known as the Talamaska that is responsible for investigating the supernatural."