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Involve may refer to the following:

Organisations

  • The Involve Foundation, a UK based organisation which focuses on public participation.
  • Involve, a UK national advisory Group that promotes public involvement in health and social care research

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

From Latin involvere.

Verb

Infinitive
to involve

Third person singular
involves

Simple past
involved

Past participle
involved

Present participle
involving

to involve (third-person singular simple present involves, present participle involving, simple past and past participle involved)

  1. To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
  2. To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
  3. To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.
  4. To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
  5. To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge.
  6. To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery.
  7. To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.
  8. (mathematics) To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times; as, a quantity involved to the third or fourth power.
  9. Status: involved

Synonyms

See also

Translations

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References

  • involve in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

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