Adjective: involved in'vólvd
Verb: involve in'vólv
- Connected by participation, association or use
"we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"
- Entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire
"the difficulties in which the question is involved";
- Emotionally involved
- Highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
"the plot was too involved";
- Byzantine, convoluted, knotty, tangled, tortuous
"a castle involved in mist"; "the difficulties in which the question is involved"
- Connect closely and often incriminatingly
"This new ruling involves your business";
- affect, regard
- Engage as a participant
"Don't involve me in your family affairs!"
- Have as a necessary feature
"This decision involves many changes";
- Must previously have happened or existed, happen or be in place during (in order for stated thing to be happening or be the case)
"This job involves a lot of patience and skill";
- necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, call for, demand
- Contain as a part
"Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses"
- Occupy or engage the interest of
"His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"
- Make complex, intricate or complicated
"The situation was rather involved"
See also: active, attached, caught up, committed, complex, concerned, embroiled, enclosed, encumbered, engaged, entangled, implicated, interested, neck-deep, participating, up to her neck, up to his neck, up to my neck, up to our necks, up to their necks, up to your neck
Type of: absorb, admit, bear on, come to, complicate, concern, elaborate, engage, engross, feature, have, have to do with, include, let in, occupy, pertain, rarify, refer, refine, relate, touch, touch on
Encyclopedia: Involved Involve, a Journal of Mathematics