Definition of involve:
- To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.
- To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
- To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.
- To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
- To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery.
- 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.
- To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
- To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge.
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- complicate (part of speech: verb)
- include (part of speech: verb)
- "Lady Windermere's Fan", Oscar Wilde.
- "The Grand Babylon Hotel", Arnold Bennett.
Two weeks ago, some one attacked me on the street- for robbery, they said; but I know it wasn't robbery- You're not so crazy as to be trying to involve me in that- There came a sound to them from the hall, a sound unmistakably denoting some presence.- "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.