Word of the day: involve
Definition: v.tr. (often foll. by in) cause (a person or thing) to participate, or share the experience or effect (in a situation, activity, etc.).
Synonyms: affect, regard, necessitate, ask, need, require, take, call for, demand
Etymology: ME f. L involvere involut- (as IN-(2), volvere roll) (more…)
from Oxford: involve
1 (often foll. by in) cause (a person or thing) to participate, or share the experience or effect (in a situation, activity, etc.).
2 imply, entail, make necessary.
3 (foll. by in) implicate (a person in a charge, crime, etc.).
4 include or affect in its operations.
5 (as involved adj.) a (often foll. by in) concerned or interested. b complicated in thought or form.
Etymology: ME f. L involvere involut- (as IN-(2), volvere roll)
from Wordnet: involve
v 1: connect closely and often incriminatingly; “This new ruling affects your business” [syn: affect, regard]
2: engage as a participant; “Don’t involve me in your family affairs!”
3: have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail; “This decision involves many changes” [syn: imply]
4: 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” [syn: necessitate, ask, need, require, take, call for, demand] [ant: obviate]
5: contain as a part; “Dinner at Joe’s always involves at least six courses”
6: wrap; “The tower was involved in mist”
7: occupy or engage the interest of; “His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon”
8: make complex or intricate or complicated; “The situation was rather involved”
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