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involve

verb [T not continuous] uk   /ɪnˈvɒlv/ us    /-ˈvɑːlv/
B1 If an activity, situation, etc. involves something, that thing is a part of the activity, etc.: Research involving the use of biological warfare agents will be used for defensive purposes. [+ -ing verb] The operation involves putting a small tube into your heart.B1 If a situation involves someone or something, he, she, or it is affected by it: The second accident involved two cars and a lorry.B1 to include someone in something, or to make them take part in or feel part of it: I prefer teaching methods that actively involve students in learning. She's been involved with animal rights for many years. It would be difficult not to involve the child's father in the arrangements.
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