Involve meaning

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To wrap; envelop.

A castle that was involved in mist.

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To enfold or envelop as in a wrapping.

Fog involved the shoreline.

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To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.
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To wind or coil about.
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To make intricate, tangled, or complicated.
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To entangle in trouble, difficulty, danger, etc.; implicate.
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To draw or hold within itself; include.

A riot that soon involved thousands.

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To include by necessity; entail; require.

A project involving years of work.

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To relate to or affect.

The matter involves his honor.

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To make busy; employ; occupy.

Involved the class in research.

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To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
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To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
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To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.
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To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
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To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge.
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To envelop, enfold, entangle, or embarrass.

To involve a person in debt or misery.

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(mathematics) To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times.

A quantity involved to the third or fourth power.

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Involve is defined as to include or add as a participant.

An example of to involve is a couple including a friend in their drama.

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To occupy or engage the interest of.

A story that completely involved me for the rest of the evening.

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To wind spirally; coil.
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Origin of involve

  • Middle English involven from Latin involvere to enwrap in- in in–2 volvere to roll, turn wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin involvere.

    From Wiktionary