- The definition of involved is complicated or confusing, or participating in, or connected with a close relationship.
- An example of something involved is a science experiment with dozens of necessary steps; an involved experiment.
- An example of someone involved is a person who is on a sports team.
- An example of involved are two people who are dating; an involved relationship.
involved definition by Webster's New World
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- not easily understood; intricate; complicated
- implicated, affected, or committed
- having a close emotional, and often sexual, relationship with
involved definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Complicated; intricate: the involved procedure of getting a license. See Synonyms at complex.
- Curled inward; coiled or involute.
- Confused; tangled.
- Connected by participation or association: involved in a conspiracy.
- a. Emotionally committed: He joined their organization but never really got involved.b. Having a sexual relationship: They see a lot of each other but aren't involved.
- in·volvˈed·ly adverb
Variant of involve
transitive verb involved, involving
- Archaic to enfold or envelop as in a wrapping: fog involved the shoreline
- Obsolete to wind spirally; coil up
- to make intricate, tangled, or complicated
- to entangle in trouble, difficulty, danger, etc.; implicate
- to draw or hold within itself; include: a riot that soon involved thousands
- to include by necessity; entail; require: a project involving years of work
- to relate to or affect: the matter involves his honor
- to make busy; employ; occupy: involved the class in research
Origin: Middle English involven ; from Classical Latin involvere ; from in-, in plush volvere, to roll: see walk
- involvement noun