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involve

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪnˈvɒlv/
NECESSARY PART B1 If a situation or activity involves something, that thing is a necessary part of it: The trips often involve a lot of walking. There are a lot of risks involved.Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willEssential or necessary
AFFECT/INCLUDE B1 to affect or include someone or something in an activity: an event involving hundreds of peopleIncluding and containingComprising and consisting ofTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
TAKE PART B2 to make someone be part of an activity or process: I prefer teaching methods that actively involve students in learning.Including and containingComprising and consisting ofTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
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