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involving

[ in-volv ]SEE DEFINITION OF involving

Synonyms for involving

  • 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 involving

  • 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 INVOLVING

I should think so—involving the Ambassador of a foreign power!

Tell her, to-night, what you know of her danger as involving her child and her father.

But no, Robbie was better away; he could only clear him of this guilt by involving his father.

It seemed to be of parting, and the hope of reunion, involving one named Irene.

To keep the ship going he had been involving himself deeper every year.

Simultaneous equations: nine of them, involving nine unknowns.

It was a tremendous condescension, involving a great deal of thought.

This story suggested one involving some of Miss Gillyard's relations.

There's no need of involving myself in any wise with their future.

This process continued, spreading out and involving the whole tree.

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 INVOLVING

requiring

adjectiveneeding
  • calling for
  • compelling
  • demanding
  • dire
  • exacting
  • forcing
  • immediate
  • involving
  • necessitating
  • pressing
  • urgent
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