Definitions for involveɪnˈvɒlv
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word involve
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to include as a necessary circumstance, condition, or consequence; imply; entail:
This job involves long hours.
to engage or employ.
to include within itself or its scope.
to bring into an intricate or complicated form or condition.
to cause to be troublesomely associated, as in something embarrassing or unfavorable:
Don't involve me in your quarrel!
to combine inextricably (usu. fol. by with).
to implicate, as in guilt or crime, or in any matter or affair.
to engage the interests or emotions or commitment of.
to envelop or enfold, as if with a wrapping.
Archaic. to roll, surround, or shroud, as in a wrapping. to roll up on itself; coil.
Origin of involve:
1350–1400; ME < L involvere to roll up, wrap up, envelop =in-in-2+volvere to roll
involve, affect, regard(verb)
connect closely and often incriminatingly
"This new ruling affects your business"
engage as a participant
"Don't involve me in your family affairs!"
have as a necessary feature
"This decision involves many changes"
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"
contain as a part
"Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses"
occupy or engage the interest of
"His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"
make complex or intricate or complicated
"The situation was rather involved"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to consist of or include
medical treatment that involves surgery; a video game that involves traveling through space
to affect or concern
This discussion does not involve you.
to allow to take part
It's important to involve children in the decision-making.
To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.
To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge.
To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery.
To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.
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.
Origin: From involvere.
to roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine
to envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity
to complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure
to connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply
to take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge
to envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery
to engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb
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
The Involve Foundation is a leading UK based charity focused on public participation.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'involve' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2460
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'involve' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2973
Rank popularity for the word 'involve' in Verbs Frequency: #98
Translations for involve
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to require; to bring as a result
His job involves a lot of travelling.
- يَشْتَمِل علىArabic
- envolverPortuguese (BR)
- involvere; medføreDanish
- απαιτώ, συνεπάγομαιGreek
- suponer, implicarSpanish
- kaasa toomaEstonian
- مستلزم بودن؛ در بر داشتنFarsi
- לִהיוֹת כָּרוּך ב-Hebrew
- शामिल करनाHindi
- maga után von, vmivel járHungarian
- hafaí för með sérIcelandic
- implicare, comportareItalian
- 필요로 하다Korean
- ietvert; būt saistītamLatvian
- met zich meebrengenDutch
- kreve, medføreNorwegian
- wymagać, pociągać za sobąPolish
- مستلزم بودن؛ در بر داشتنPersian
- لازم اوسيدل، درلودلPashto
- a cereRomanian
- medföra, innefatta, innebäraSwedish
- เกี่ยวข้อง; มีส่วนร่วมThai
- 需要Chinese (Trad.)
- спричиняти, викликатиUkrainian
- کسی چیز کا شامل ہوناUrdu
- đòi hỏi; cần phảiVietnamese
- 需要Chinese (Simp.)
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