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“involve” in English

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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)

“involve” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “involve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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The problem lies in the fact that this endeavour is considered to involve an excessive administrative and financial cost, which is disproportionately high in relation to the objective pursued.
I say this because certain aspects, such as the reduction in internal support, involve the need to adopt very controversial aspects in the proposed regulations on intermediate reform.
We favour lightening the tax burden on workers, but the solution does not involve so-called 'environmental taxation' of energy or pollution.
As is pointed out in the document in question, it would also be opportune to involve civil society and national parliaments more closely in putting together the country strategy paper.
They were right to do so because our films amount to a great deal more than culture: they involve trade, international relations and industry.
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.
Gender budgeting does not involve creating separate budgets for men and women, but it does mean working to ensure that funding is distributed fairly and efficiently.
There is some risk that genuine inventions which involve a software element would not be adequately protected without a new directive.
What is more, sport teaches people how to treat others more considerately and how to involve those with a disability: an important contribution to social integration.
Secondly, it is essential that we involve everyone: parents, but also teachers, the police and the justice system, and finally and above all, associations that support drug addicts.