involve, affect, regard(verb)
connect closely and often incriminatingly
"This new ruling affects your business"
bear upon, call for, impress, touch, see, consider, strike, dissemble, sham, take, move, reckon, touch on, imply, pretend, require, affect, necessitate, postulate, demand, impact, ask, bear on, regard, view, need, feign
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"
require, read, pick up, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, inquire, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, necessitate, bespeak, invite, imply, consume, drive, hire, posit, consider, need, rent, pick out, collect, quest, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, gather up, lease, take aim, want, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, make, claim, regard, enquire, request, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, affect, expect, bring, command, submit, convey, shoot, aim, direct, contend, charter, get, contain, take in, subscribe, acquire, look at, postulate, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct
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"
involve(verb)To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
involve(verb)To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
involve(verb)To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.
involve(verb)To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
involve(verb)To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge.
involve(verb)To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery.
involve(verb)To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To involve (Latin in, in, and volvo, roll) is to roll or wind up with or in so as to combine inextricably or inseparably, or nearly so; as, the nation is involved in war; the bookkeeper's accounts, or the writer's sentences are involved. Involve is a stronger word than implicate, denoting more complete entanglement. As applied to persons, implicate is always used in an unfavorable sense, and involve ordinarily so; but implicate applies only to that which is wrong, while involve is more commonly used of that which is unfortunate; one is implicated in a crime, involved in embarrassments, misfortunes, or perplexities. As regards logical connection that which is included is usually expressly stated; that which is implied is not stated, but is naturally to be inferred; that which is involved is necessarily to be inferred; as, a slate roof is included in the contract; that the roof shall be water-tight is implied; the contrary supposition involves an absurdity. See COMPLEX.
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