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[ verb ] connect closely and often incriminatingly

Synonyms

regard affect

Examples

"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 '' .

Related terms

refer implicate respect

2
[ verb ] engage as a participant

Examples

"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 .

3
[ verb ] have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail

Synonyms

imply

Examples

"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 .

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necessitate carry involvement

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[ verb ] require as useful, just, or proper

Examples

"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 .

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[ verb ] contain as a part

Examples

"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 '' !

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include

6
[ verb ] occupy or engage the interest of

Examples

"His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"

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absorb interest

7
[ verb ] wrap

Examples

"The tower was involved in mist"

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envelop involution

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[ verb ] make complex or intricate or complicated

Examples

"The situation was rather involved"

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complicate

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