Definition of involve verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    involve

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɒlv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɑːlv//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they involve
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɒlv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɑːlv//
     
    he / she / it involves
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɒlvz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɑːlvz//
     
    past simple involved
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɒlvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɑːlvd//
     
    past participle involved
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɒlvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɑːlvd//
     
    -ing form involving
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɒlvɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɑːlvɪŋ//
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1  if a situation, an event or an activity involves something, that thing is an important or necessary part or result of it synonym entail involve something Any investment involves an element of risk. Many of the crimes involved drugs. involve doing something The test will involve answering questions about a photograph. involve somebody/something doing something The job involves me travelling all over the country. (formal) The job involves my travelling all over the country. More Like This Verbs usually followed by -ing forms avoid, consider, delay, deny, enjoy, escape, finish, give up, imagine, involve, mention, mind, miss, postpone, practise, resist, risk, suggestSee worksheet.
  2. 2  involve somebody/something if a situation, an event or an activity involves somebody/something, they take part in it or are affected by it There was a serious incident involving a group of youths. How many vehicles were involved in the crash?
  3. 3  to make somebody take part in something involve somebody (in something/in doing something) We want to involve as many people as possible in the celebrations. involve yourself (in something) Parents should involve themselves in their child's education.
  4. 4involve somebody (in something) to say or do something to show that somebody took part in something, especially a crime synonym implicate His confession involved a number of other politicians in the affair.
  5. Word Origin late Middle English (in the senses ‘enfold’ and ‘entangle’; formerly also as envolve): from Latin involvere, from in- ‘into’ + volvere ‘to roll’.Extra examples Inventions typically involve minor improvements in technology. The reforms will inevitably involve a lot of new paperwork for teachers. methods that actively involve students in learning It can be helpful to talk about your worries to someone who is not directly involved. Parents should involve themselves in their children’s education. The measures to improve the health service will involve an increase in government spending. Phrasal Verbsinvolve somebody in something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: involve

Other results

All matches
Phrasal verbs