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UK [ɪnˈvɒlv] / US [ɪnˈvɑlv] verb [transitive]
Word forms "involve":
present tense I/you/we/they involve he/she/it involves present participle involving past tense involved past participle involved
1) to include something as a necessary part of an activity, event, or situation

The course involves a great deal of hard work.

Most research and development projects involve some element of risk.

involve doing something:

The job involved working with a software development team.

2) to include or affect someone or something in an important way

Forty-six vehicles were involved in the accident.

There are reports of a violent incident involving local inhabitants and US troops.

3)
a) to encourage or allow someone to take part in something

It's crazy to make these changes without involving the students.

involve someone in something:

The goal is to involve workers in the decision-making process.

b) to choose to take part in something
involve yourself in something:

It's best not to involve yourself in other people's private affairs.

4) to put someone into a situation in which they must do something
involve someone in something:

This won't involve you in any extra work.

involve someone in doing something:

Taking part in the campaign might involve you in getting arrested.


English dictionary. 2014.

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