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English definition of “involve”

involve

verb [T not continuous]     /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, they or it are affected by it: The second accident involved two cars and a lorry. B1 to include someone or something 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.Including and containingComprising and consisting ofTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
(Definition of involve verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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