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  1. in·volve
    IPA[inˈvälv]
  2. verb

    • 1. (of a situation or event) include (something) as a necessary part or result:

      his transfer to another school would involve a lengthy assessment procedure
      Synonym : require, necessitate, demand, call for, entail, mean, imply, presuppose, presume, assume, appertain to, pertain to, relate to, concern
    • 2. cause (a person or group) to experience or participate in an activity or situation:

      what kind of organizations will be involved in setting up these projects?
      Synonym : include, count in, take in, bring in, draw in, take into account, take account of, take note of, allow for, cover, incorporate, encompass, deal with, touch on, embrace, comprise, contain, comprehend
    • 3. be engaged in an emotional or personal relationship:

      Angela told me she was involved with someone else
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: involve, 3rd person present: involves, gerund or present participle: involving, past tense: involved, past participle: involved

    • verb

      have or include (something) as a necessary or integral part or result:

      cause to participate in an activity or situation:

    • adjective

      difficult to comprehend; complicated:
    • adjective

      difficult to understand; complicated:
    • adjective

      wrapped up in oneself or one's own thoughts.
    • adjective

      wrapped up in oneself or one's own thoughts.
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