- 1Have or include (something) as a necessary or integral part or result: my job involves a lot of travelling a bill proposing harsher penalties for crimes involving firearms and drugsMore example sentences
- It was a workload which included every aspect of the job and even involved coverage of sport.
- This result does not involve any unconstitutional border crossing by the court.
- Several factors are involved, including increasing drink prices and the ban on smoking in bars.
- 1.1Cause to participate in an activity or situation: an opportunity to involve as many people as possible in all aspects of music-makingMore example sentences
- She made false allegations to police that they where involved in criminal activity and she also claimed he had threatened to kill her.
- Do you often find yourself involved in a situation without having planned it at all?
- He fell into fast company and before long, found himself involved in illegal activities.
- 1.2 (be/get involved) Be or become occupied or engrossed in something: her husband had been very involved in his workMore example sentences
- I'm not smart enough to do crossword puzzles, so I'm very involved in the politics and governance of this place.
- Doubt I would have been involved in politics if I had been around then.
- Philip Hendry had been involved in local politics almost since the time Jill and I came to Bedford thirty years ago.
- 1.3 (be involved) Be engaged in an emotional or personal relationship: Angela told me she was involved with someone elseMore example sentences
- Is it different when you are emotionally involved with the person you are producing?
- This is the first time that he has been involved with such an emotional and grand project.
- 100 pages into a book, you should be emotionally involved with the characters to some extent.
late Middle English (in the senses 'enfold' and 'entangle'; formerly also as envolve): from Latin involvere, from in- 'into' + volvere 'to roll'.