Definition of involved adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɒlvd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɑːlvd//
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  1. 1  [not before noun] involved (in something) taking part in something; being part of something or connected with something to be/become/get involved in politics We need to examine all the costs involved in the project first. We'll make our decision and contact the people involved. Some people tried to stop the fight but I didn't want to get involved. In this meaning, involved is often used after a noun. opposite uninvolved
  2. 2  [not usually before noun] giving a lot of time or attention to somebody/something involved (with something/somebody) She was deeply involved with the local hospital. involved (in something/somebody) I was so involved in my book I didn't hear you knock. He's a very involved father (= he spends a lot of time with his children). opposite uninvolved
  3. 3  [not usually before noun] having a close personal relationship with somebody They're not romantically involved. involved with somebody/something You're too emotionally involved with the situation. opposite uninvolved
  4. 4complicated and difficult to understand synonym complex an involved plot
  5. Extra examples He wanted to be actively involved in school life. He was involved in a road accident. I never wanted to get emotionally involved with him. It all seems extremely involved and complicated. She became heavily involved in politics. She first became involved with the organization in 1998. Avoid long, involved debates which could be just delaying tactics. He’s a very involved father. I was so involved in my book I didn’t hear you knock. It’s an involved process with hours of testing. Just how does this rather involved system work?
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