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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")


Overview of adj involved

The adj involved has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (23) involved

(connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified")

2. (3) involved, mired

(entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire; "the difficulties in which the question is involved"; "brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion")

3. (1) involved

(emotionally involved)

4. Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous

(highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months")

5. involved

(enveloped; "a castle involved in mist"; "the difficulties in which the question is involved")

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