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involveverb [ T not continuous ]

uk /ɪnˈvɒlv/ us /ɪnˈvɑːlv/

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:

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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(Definition of “involve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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involveverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈvɑlv, -ˈvɔlv/

involve verb [ T ] (INCLUDE)

to include someone or something in an activity:

The accident involved two cars and a truck.
The operation involves inserting a small tube into the heart.

involve verb [ T ] (MAKE INTERESTED)

to make someone interested in taking part in something:

A good teacher tries to involve children in activities where they interact with each other.

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The three main objectives involve the political and security dimension, the economic and financial dimension and the social, cultural and human dimension.
Other positive measures to raise the awareness of the public involve creating better access to information via conventional channels and electronically.
We must involve all interested citizens.
The new open method of coordination must involve greater participation by local and regional authorities and social partners, in order to enable an effective exchange of best practices.
We must involve the countries that issue those flags of convenience in an effort to put an end to these practices.
I merely wish to make the point today that this proposal does, and must, involve a much bigger debate with tremendous implications for our respective systems of civil law.
The majority, not all, but the majority, of these rights involve legal redress, in the last instance, after having been subject to a complaint to the competent governmental body.
They also apply to notaries and other independent members of the legal profession engaged in activities which involve a high risk of money laundering.
To this end, firstly, the cancellation of debt must not involve the removal of other sources of finance, but cancellation must be one more measure in a coherent development policy.
Our good will towards copyright holders must not involve our creating regulations which restrict freedom of expression or obstruct the free flow of information.