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Adjective: involved  in'vólvd
  1. 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"
  2. Entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire
    "the difficulties in which the question is involved";
    - mired
  3. Emotionally involved
  4. Highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    "the plot was too involved";
    - Byzantine, convoluted, knotty, tangled, tortuous, labyrinthine
  5. Enveloped
    "a castle involved in mist"; "the difficulties in which the question is involved"
Verb: involve  in'vólv
  1. Connect closely and often incriminatingly
    "This new ruling involves your business";
    - affect, regard
  2. Engage as a participant
    "Don't involve me in your family affairs!"
  3. Have as a necessary feature
    "This decision involves many changes";
    - imply
  4. 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
  5. Contain as a part
    "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses"
  6. Occupy or engage the interest of
    "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"
  7. Make complex, intricate or complicated
    "The situation was rather involved"

See also: active, attached, caught up, committed, complex, complicit, complicitous, 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, rarefy, rarify [rare], refer, refine, relate, touch, touch on

Antonym: uninvolved

Encyclopedia: Involved

Involve, a Journal of Mathematics