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Overview of verb involve

The verb involve has 7 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (56) involve, affect, regard

(connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business")

2. (23) involve

(engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!")

3. (17) imply, involve

(have as a necessary feature; "This decision involves many changes")

4. (12) necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

(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"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent")

5. (6) involve

(contain as a part; "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses")

6. involve

(occupy or engage the interest of; "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon")

7. involve

(make complex or intricate or complicated; "The situation was rather involved") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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