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, regardverb

    connect closely and often incriminatingly

    "This new ruling affects your business"

  2. involveverb

    engage as a participant

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

  3. imply, involveverb

    have as a necessary feature

    "This decision involves many changes"

  4. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demandverb

    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. involveverb

    contain as a part

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

  6. involveverb

    occupy or engage the interest of

    "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"

  7. involveverb

    make complex or intricate or complicated

    "The situation was rather involved"

Wiktionary

  1. involveverb

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

  2. involveverb

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

  3. involveverb

    To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.

  4. involveverb

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

  5. involveverb

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

  6. involveverb

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

  7. involveverb

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

  8. involveverb

    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. involveverb

    Status: involved

  10. Etymology: From involvere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Involveverb

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

  2. Involveverb

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

  3. Involveverb

    to complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure

  4. Involveverb

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

  5. Involveverb

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

  6. Involveverb

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

  7. Involveverb

    to engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb

  8. Involveverb

    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 respectfully for a contribution.

    They do 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

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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. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Challenging situations can be uncomfortable, particularly if they involve stepping out of your comfort zone to learn a new skill or kick-start a new venture. But those are the times that will carry you through future difficulties.

  2. Dominic Raab:

    We want a good deal with EU partners and friends but that must involve the abolition of the undemocratic backstop, what the prime minister has instructed and the cabinet has accepted is a turbo-charging of those preparations.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    I would encourage any individual who is elderly or is medically fragile to think long and hard about going to any large gathering that would involve close quarters and potential spread. And if they do go, to take appropriate personal hygiene protections.

  4. American Indian Proverb:

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

  5. Hazlitt:

    Women never reason and therefore they are, comparatively, seldom wrong. They judge instinctively of what falls under their immediate observation or experience, and do not trouble themselves about remote or doubtful consequences. If they make no profound discoveries, they do not involve themselves in gross absurdities. It is only by the help of reason and logical inference, according to Hobbes, that ?man becomes excellently wise or excellently foolish.?

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Translations for involve

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  • إشراكArabic
  • zabalit, zamotat, zavinout, zamotat se do, zkomplikovat, zahrnout, umocnit, zaplést se, zapojit, svinout, zamíchatCzech
  • envolver, envolverse conSpanish
  • haaratud olemaEstonian
  • impliquerFrench
  • bonyolít, hatványra emel, magába foglalHungarian
  • elevar, envolverPortuguese

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