involve

involve
[[t]ɪnvɒ̱lv[/t]]
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involves, involving, involved
1) VERB If a situation or activity involves something, that thing is a necessary part or consequence of it.

[V n/-ing] Running a kitchen involves a great deal of discipline and speed...

[V n/-ing] Nicky's job as a public relations director involves spending quite a lot of time with other people.

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2) VERB If a situation or activity involves someone, they are taking part in it.

[V n] If there was a cover-up, it involved people at the very highest levels of government.

[V n] ...a riot involving a hundred inmates...

[V n] Detectives launched an operation involving Interpol and Nigerian police.

3) VERB If you say that someone involves themselves in something, you mean that they take part in it, often in a way that is unnecessary or unwanted.

[V pron-refl in n] I seem to have involved myself in something I don't understand.

4) VERB If you involve someone else in something, you get them to take part in it.

[V n in n/-ing] Noel and I do everything together, he involves me in everything...

[V n in n/-ing] Before too long he started involving me in the more confidential aspects of the job.

5) VERB If one thing involves you in another thing, especially something unpleasant or inconvenient, the first thing causes you to do or deal with the second.

[V n in n] A late booking may involve you in extra cost...

[V n in n] This involved me in a round trip of over 400 miles.


English dictionary. 2008.

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