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 involve involve

verb

  • () connect closely and often incriminatingly  ( affect, regard, involve )
    connect closely and often incriminatingly
     This new ruling affects your business
    This new ruling affects your business
  • () engage as a participant  ( involve )
    engage as a participant
     Don't involve me in your family affairs!
    Don't involve me in your family affairs!
  • () have as a necessary feature  ( imply, involve )
    have as a necessary feature
     This decision involves many changes
    This decision involves many changes
  • () require as useful, just, or proper  ( ask, postulate, involve, necessitate, call for, take, demand, need, require )
    require as useful, just, or proper
     It takes nerve to do what she did
    It takes nerve to do what she did
     success usually requires hard work
    success usually requires hard work
     This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    This job asks a lot of patience and skill
     This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
     This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
     This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
    This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • () contain as a part  ( involve )
    contain as a part
     Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses
    Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses
  • make complex or intricate or complicated  ( involve )
    make complex or intricate or complicated
     The situation was rather involved
    The situation was rather involved
  • occupy or engage the interest of  ( involve )
    occupy or engage the interest of
     His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon
    His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon