What is the meaning of involve?


  • Connect closely and often incriminatingly.
    • usage: "This new ruling affects your business"
  • Engage as a participant.
    • usage: "Don't involve me in your family affairs"
  • Have as a necessary feature.
    • usage: "This decision involves many changes"
  • Require as useful, just, or proper.
    • usage: "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
  • Contain as a part.
    • usage: "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses"
  • Occupy or engage the interest of.
    • usage: "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"
  • Make complex or intricate or complicated.
    • usage: "The situation was rather involved"
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