Definition of involved in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈvälvd/


1 [predicative] Connected or concerned with someone or something, typically on an emotional or personal level: Angela told me that she was involved with someone else
More example sentences
  • She does not regret her decision but admits that there are more emotional issues involved than she had initially considered.
  • I have been accused of being too deeply involved and emotional when it comes to choosing rods.
associated with, connected with, concerned in/with
2Difficult to comprehend; complicated: a long, involved conversation
More example sentences
  • When all of them descend on a small Ohio town, the complications are hilariously involved and tuneful.
  • Actually the conversation was slightly more involved than that, but that was how it basically went.
  • This is quite a complex and involved question with a number of points to be addressed.

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Syllabification: in·volved

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