What does involve mean?

Definitions for involve
ɪnˈvɒlvin·volve

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.

    Etymology: From involvere.

  2. involve(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From involvere.

  3. involve(Verb)

    To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.

    Etymology: From involvere.

  4. involve(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From involvere.

  5. involve(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From involvere.

  6. involve(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From involvere.

  7. involve(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From involvere.

  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.

    Etymology: From involvere.

  9. involve(Verb)

    Status: involved

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. involve

    To ask for a contribution.

    They did involve all of the community in the creation of a community allotment program.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  
  2. involve

    To connect and participate.

    They were involved with the local camogie club and contributed their team, energy and effort.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

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

How to pronounce involve?

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How to say involve in sign language?

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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

Examples of involve in a Sentence

  1. Yellowstone National Park:

    An important fact in the decision to euthanize the bear was that a significant portion of the (hiker's) body was consumed and cached with the intent to return for further feeding, normal defensive attacks by female bears defending their young do not involve consumption of the victim's body.

  2. Scott Caulfield:

    Jumping falls into a type of exercise we call plyometrics, these exercises involve quicker, shorter motions that stimulate the stretch reflex. That reflex is responsible for explosive movement, like an outfielder reacting to a fly ball.

  3. Linda Stone:

    The recording appears to be a compilation of audio clips, many of which involve private conversations between two adults with no other persons/children present. The recording contains regretful conversations between these adults.

  4. Carl DeHaven:

    We seem to do our best work when a bit of passion is involve. It might be true that we can choose our feelings toward anything or one. Choosing passion could be a good choice.

  5. Raul Grijalva:

    The severance did not involve the Office of Compliance and at no time was any allegation of sexual harassment made, and no sexual harassment occurred.

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Translations for involve

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

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