Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb involve

7 senses of involve

Sense 1
involve, affect, regard -- (connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business")
       => refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with -- (be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

Sense 2
involve -- (engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!")
       => admit, let in, include -- (allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of; "admit someone to the profession"; "She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar")

Sense 3
imply, involve -- (have as a necessary feature; "This decision involves many changes")
       => have, feature -- (have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France")

Sense 4
necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand -- (require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent")

Sense 5
involve -- (contain as a part; "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses")
       => include -- (have as a part, be made up out of; "The list includes the names of many famous writers")

Sense 6
involve -- (occupy or engage the interest of; "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon")
       => absorb, engross, engage, occupy -- (consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely")

Sense 7
involve -- (make complex or intricate or complicated; "The situation was rather involved")
       => complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate -- (make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern")

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