Definitions for involveɪnˈvɒlv

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word involve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. involve, affect, regard(verb)

    connect closely and often incriminatingly

    "This new ruling affects your business"

  2. involve(verb)

    engage as a participant

    "Don't involve me in your family affairs!"

  3. imply, involve(verb)

    have as a necessary feature

    "This decision involves many changes"

  4. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand(verb)

    require as useful, just, or proper

    "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"

  5. involve(verb)

    contain as a part

    "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses"

  6. involve(verb)

    occupy or engage the interest of

    "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"

  7. involve(verb)

    make complex or intricate or complicated

    "The situation was rather involved"

Wiktionary

  1. involve(Verb)

    To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.

  2. involve(Verb)

    To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.

  3. involve(Verb)

    To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.

  4. involve(Verb)

    To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.

  5. involve(Verb)

    To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge.

  6. involve(Verb)

    To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery.

  7. involve(Verb)

    To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.

  8. involve(Verb)

    To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times; as, a quantity involved to the third or fourth power.

  9. involve(Verb)

    Status: involved

  10. Origin: From involvere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Involve(verb)

    to roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine

  2. Involve(verb)

    to envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity

  3. Involve(verb)

    to complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure

  4. Involve(verb)

    to connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply

  5. Involve(verb)

    to take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge

  6. Involve(verb)

    to envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery

  7. Involve(verb)

    to engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb

  8. Involve(verb)

    to raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times; as, a quantity involved to the third or fourth power

Freebase

  1. Involve

    The Involve Foundation is a leading UK based charity focused on public participation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Involve

    in-volv′, v.t. to wrap up: to envelop: to implicate: to include: to complicate: to overwhelm: to catch: (arith.) to multiply a quantity into itself any given number of times.—n. Involve′ment, act of involving: state of being involved or entangled. [Fr.—L. involvĕrein, upon, volvĕre, volūtum, to roll.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'involve' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2460

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'involve' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2973

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'involve' in Verbs Frequency: #98

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of involve in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of involve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Bowers:

    Anything that you can imagine that could involve cheating -- it was done.

  2. Rand Beers:

    There is no chance of a solution in the region that does not involve Turkey.

  3. Bikram Choudhury:

    So if I really wanted to involve the women, I don't have to assault the women.

  4. Jerome Oberreit:

    This would involve ...sending 330,000 people back into Somalia, a country at war.

  5. Marla Jones:

    Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I'll remember. Involve me, and I'll learn.

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Translations for involve

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إشراكArabic
  • zabalit, zavinout, zamotat se do, zkomplikovat, zahrnout, umocnit, zaplést se, zapojit, zamíchat, svinout, zamotatCzech
  • envolver, envolverse conSpanish
  • haaratud olemaEstonian
  • magába foglal, bonyolít, hatványra emelHungarian
  • envolver, elevarPortuguese

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