[ verb ] connect closely and often incriminatingly
"This new ruling affects your business"
Used in print(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
And in the new `` King_of_Kings '' the plot involves intrigues and twists and turns that cannot be traced to the Gospels .(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
The basic problem involved is that a college setting_up a graduate_school must have an entirely separate faculty for the advanced degree .(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)
This conformational_entropy is , in this case , equal to the usual entropy , for there are no other changes or other energies involved .(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
An oversimplified differentiation between soft - and hard surface cleaning lies_in the magnitude and kind of surface involved .(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
By Nov. 8 , 1958 , weakness , specifically involving the pelvic and thigh musculature , was pronounced , and a common complaint was `` difficulty in stepping up on to curbs '' .
[ verb ] engage as a participant
"Don't involve me in your family affairs!"
Used in print(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Certainly every educator involved in interior_design should be a member and active in the work of one of these organizations .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
We have staved_off a war and , since our behavior has involved all these elements , we can only keep adding to our ritual without daring to abandon any part of_it , since we have not the slightest notion which parts are effective .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
But when she called he had thought better of the matter and decided not to involve himself in a new entanglement .
He tried defiance and openly flaunted his devotion to his half_sister , but he soon saw , as did she , that this course if persisted_in would involve them in a common ruin .
[ verb ] have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail
"This decision involves many changes"
Used in print(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
If we were asked why we thought so , we should say that these things involve great evil and are wrong , and that to take delight in what is evil or wrong is plainly unfitting .
[ verb ] require as useful, just, or proper
"It takes nerve to do what she did" "success usually requires hard work" "This job asks a lot of patience and skill" "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice" "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
Whereas Bultmann 's `` center '' position is structurally inconsistent and is therefore indefensible on formal grounds alone , the general position of the `` right '' , as represented , say , by Karl_Barth , involves the rejection or at_least qualification of the demand for demythologization and so is invalidated on the material grounds we have just considered .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The release , the freedom , involved in loving another is either terribly difficult or_else absolutely impossible ; and the motion toward it brings disaster .(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
Wet cleaning involves an aqueous medium , a solid substrate , soil to be removed , and the detergent or surface-active material .
[ verb ] contain as a part
"Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses"
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
At_the_same_time the multiple transvestitism involved - the fat man as girl and as baby , as coquette pretending to be a baby - touches for a moment horrifyingly upon the secret sources of a life like Jacoby 's , upon the sinister dreams which form the sources of any human life .(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
Although there is no question but that the process of washing fabrics involves a number of phenomena which are related together in an extremely complicated way and that these phenomena and their interrelations are not well understood at the present , this section attempts to present briefly an up-to-date picture of the physical_chemistry of washing either fabrics or hard surfaces .(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
The pain of the rabbit was not itself bad ; nothing evil was happening when that pain was being endured ; badness , in the only sense in which it is involved at_all , waited for its appearance till I came and looked and felt .(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
An unusual , if not extraordinary , rendering of the classic myth that involves the rescue of Prometheus from the rock by the U.S._Cavalry was given last week in the warehouse of the Albany_Leather_Conduit_Company amid cheers of `` Hubba hubba '' and `` Yalagaloo pip pip '' !
[ verb ] make complex or intricate or complicated
"The situation was rather involved"