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involve

[ in-volv ]SEE DEFINITION OF involve

Synonyms for involve

  • affect
  • associate
  • catch
  • commit
  • comprise
  • concern
  • connect
  • contain
  • cover
  • embroil
  • engage
  • hold
  • implicate
  • link
  • mean
  • prove
  • relate
  • require
  • suggest
  • absorb
  • argue
  • bind
  • complicate
  • comprehend
  • compromise
  • denote
  • embrace
  • engross
  • enmesh
  • entail
  • entangle
  • grip
  • hook
  • imply
  • incorporate
  • incriminate
  • inculpate
  • mire
  • necessitate
  • number
  • preoccupy
  • presuppose
  • rivet
  • tangle
  • touch
  • mix up
  • point to
  • rope in
  • snarl up
  • take in
  • wrap up in
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Antonyms for involve

  • abandon
  • cancel
  • cease
  • disconnect
  • dissociate
  • divide
  • exclude
  • let go
  • release
  • separate
  • stop
  • disentangle
  • explain
  • ignore
  • misunderstand
  • reject
  • untangle
  • untwist
  • free
  • remove
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INVOLVE

They seem to involve the bore of a climb without the pleasure of a peak.

The least delay may involve his being rescued by the rioters.'

The beautiful Norman's idea was to involve him in some quarrel or other.

Certainly, the same principle holds; but why does this involve any particular skill?

It is no part of my duty to involve others in this confession.

They involve risks which are unknown and altogether to be avoided.

"Of course, it will involve a little—insincerity," said Mr. Francis.

The college may or may not involve residence, but when it does involve residence, it is at its best.

Why am I appealed to, then, for explanations that involve them?

I did so, not to involve any other in the suspicion of this guilt, whose author I know not.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "envelop, surround," from Latin involvere "envelop, surround, overwhelm," literally "roll into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + volvere "to roll" (see volvox). Originally "envelop, surround," sense of "take in, include" first recorded c.1600. Related: Involved; Involving.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INVOLVE

absorb

verboccupy complete attention
  • captivate
  • concern
  • consume
  • employ
  • engage
  • engross
  • fascinate
  • fill
  • hold
  • immerse
  • involve
  • monopolize
  • obsess
  • preoccupy
  • rivet

apply

verbbe appropriate, relevant
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