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Syllabification: in·volve
Pronunciation: /inˈvälv

Definition of involve in English:


[with object]
1(Of a situation or event) include (something) as a necessary part or result: his transfer to another school would involve a lengthy assessment procedure
More 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 (a person or group) to experience or participate in an activity or situation: what kind of organizations will be involved in setting up these projects?
More 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.
include, count in, bring in, take into account, take note of;
incorporate, encompass, touch on, embrace, comprehend, cover


late Middle English (in the senses 'enfold' and 'entangle'; formerly also as envolve): from Latin involvere, from in- 'into' + volvere 'to roll'.

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