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 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

How to pronounce involve?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Bernie Sanders ':

    What we have got to do is to involve people in the political process in a way that we have not done. The reason that the rich get richer, everybody else gets poorer, is big money controls what goes on in Congress. The answer though to that is a political revolution involving people in the political process.

  2. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    We are ready to engage with anyone who is willing to talk about what that political transition in Syria might look like, but we are very clear from our point of view it must involve, at some point, the departure of Bashar al-Assad.

  3. Udo Kock:

    Don't think of Smart Cities as just a technology solution, think of it as collaboration. Involve communities, involve citizens and it's very important for governments to work together with businesses and private citizens.

  4. Jessica Andrews:

    The House is either formally in impeachment proceedings, which involve both an impeachment inquiry and consideration of articles of impeachment, or we are not. The House's The House.

  5. 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.

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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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