Definitions of involve

  1. To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times; as, a quantity involved to the third or fourth power. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To complicate; entangle; surround; to draw into; produce as a consequence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To wrap up: to envelop: to implicate: to include: to complicate: to overwhelm: to catch: (arith.) to multiply a quantity into itself any given number of times. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To infold; enwrap; include; complicate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To entangle; embroil; complicate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail; "This decision involves many changes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. make complex or intricate or complicated; "The situation was rather involved" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. occupy or engage the interest of; "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. wrap; "The tower was involved in mist" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. contain as a part; "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. To comprise; to take in; to implicate; to entangle; to plunge or overwhelm in; to embarrass; to raise a number or quantity to any given power. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Involvement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for involve

  1. A brief sketch of the books as they stand will suggest their great historical interest and also the historical problems they involve – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  2. Does it always involve action? – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion