What does involve mean?

Definitions for involveɪnˈvɒlv

Here are all the 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. Marla Jones:

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

  2. American Indian Proverb:

    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.

  3. Gary Lee Phillips:

    In all things that involve social pressures, if we want to see change we have to force the envelope outwards.

  4. William Bratton:

    They involve a lot of history in the city that's really different from some of what's going on in the country as a whole.

  5. Peter McWilliams:

    The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.

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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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