Involve Definition

involved, involves, involving
involved, involves, involving
To cause to burn; spread to.
The blaze involved the house next door.
American Heritage
To make intricate, tangled, or complicated.
Webster's New World
To include by necessity; entail; require.
A project involving years of work.
Webster's New World
To entangle in trouble, difficulty, danger, etc.; implicate.
Webster's New World
To engage as a participant; embroil.
The bystanders got involved in a dispute with the police.
American Heritage

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

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