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")

Antonyms of adj involved

5 senses of involved

Sense 1
involved (vs. uninvolved) -- (connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified")

uninvolved (vs. involved) -- (not involved; "being uninvolved he remained objective")
        => unconcerned -- (not occupied or engaged with; "readers unconcerned with style")

Sense 2
involved, mired -- (entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire; "the difficulties in which the question is involved"; "brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion")

INDIRECT (VIA encumbered) -> unencumbered -- (free of encumbrance; "inherited an unencumbered estate")

Sense 3
involved -- (emotionally involved)

INDIRECT (VIA attached) -> unattached, uncommitted -- (not associated in an exclusive sexual relationship)

Sense 4
Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous -- (highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months")

INDIRECT (VIA complex) -> simple -- (having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance")

Sense 5
involved -- (enveloped; "a castle involved in mist"; "the difficulties in which the question is involved")

INDIRECT (VIA enclosed) -> unenclosed -- (not closed in our surrounded or included; "an unenclosed porch"; "unenclosed common land")

Similarity of adj involved

5 senses of involved

Sense 1
involved (vs. uninvolved) -- (connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified")
       => active, participating -- (taking part in an activity; "an active member of the club"; "he was politically active"; "the participating organizations")
       => caught up (predicate) -- (having become involved involuntarily; "caught up in the excitement of the crowd"; "caught up in the scandal")
       => concerned, interested -- (involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in; "a memorandum to those concerned"; "an enterprise in which three men are concerned"; "factors concerned in the rise and fall of epidemics"; "the interested parties met to discuss the business")
       => embroiled, entangled -- (deeply involved especially in something complicated; "embroiled in the conflict"; "felt unwilling entangled in their affairs")
       => engaged -- (involved in military hostilities; "the desperately engaged ships continued the fight")
       => implicated, concerned -- (culpably involved; "all those concerned in the bribery case have been identified"; "named three officials implicated in the plot"; "an innocent person implicated by circumstances in a crime")
       => neck-deep, up to my neck, up to your neck, up to her neck, up to his neck, up to our necks, up to their necks -- (deeply involved; "neck-deep in work"; "up to their necks in debt")

Sense 2
involved, mired -- (entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire; "the difficulties in which the question is involved"; "brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion")
       => encumbered (vs. unencumbered) -- (loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load; "a summer resort...encumbered with great clapboard-and-stucco hotels"- A.J.Liebling; "a hiker encumbered with a heavy backpack"; "an encumbered estate")

Sense 3
involved -- (emotionally involved)
       => attached (vs. unattached), committed -- (associated in an exclusive sexual relationship)

Sense 4
Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous -- (highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months")
       => complex (vs. simple) -- (complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs")

Sense 5
involved -- (enveloped; "a castle involved in mist"; "the difficulties in which the question is involved")
       => enclosed (vs. unenclosed) -- (closed in or surrounded or included within; "an enclosed porch"; "an enclosed yard"; "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling")

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