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Definition 1: make complex or intricate or complicated - [verb of change]

Samples where involve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The situation was rather involved

(involve is a kind of ...) make more complex, intricate, or richer

"refine a design or pattern"

Definition 2: occupy or engage the interest of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where involve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon

(involve is a kind of ...) consume all of one's attention or time

"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

Definition 3: have as a necessary feature - [verb of stative]

Samples where involve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This decision involves many changes

Synonyms for involve in the sense of this definition

(involve is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(... is a kind of involve ) be necessarily associated with or result in or involve

"This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"

Definition 4: connect closely and often incriminatingly - [verb of stative]

Samples where involve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This new ruling affects your business

Synonyms for involve in the sense of this definition

(involve is a kind of ...) be relevant to

"There were lots of questions referring to her talk" "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

(... is a kind of involve ) bring into intimate and incriminating connection

"He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government"

Definition 5: contain as a part - [verb of stative]

Samples where involve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(involve is a kind of ...) have as a part, be made up out of

"The list includes the names of many famous writers"

Definition 6: engage as a participant - [verb of stative]

Samples where involve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

(involve is a kind of ...) allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of

"admit someone to the profession" "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar"

(... is a kind of involve ) force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

"They were swept up by the events" "don't drag me into this business"

(... is a kind of involve ) entrap

"Our people should not be mired in the past"

Definition 7: require as useful, just, or proper - [verb of stative]

Samples where involve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for involve in the sense of this definition

(involve has a similar meaning as ...) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

"the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"

(... is a kind of involve ) require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood

"most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"

(... is a kind of involve ) require a specified depth for floating

"This boat draws 70 inches"

(... is a kind of involve ) require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice

"This mistake cost him his job"

(... is a kind of involve ) need badly or desperately

"This question cries out for an answer"

(... is a kind of involve ) necessitate or exact

"the water shortage compels conservation"

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