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English verb: involve

1. involve (stative) connect closely and often incriminatingly


SamplesThis new ruling affects your business.


Synonymsaffect, regard


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)implicate

2. involve (stative) engage as a participant


SamplesDon't involve me in your family affairs!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)admit, include, let in


Narrower (hyponym)drag, drag in, embroil, entangle, mire, sweep, sweep up, tangle

3. involve (stative) have as a necessary feature


SamplesThis decision involves many changes.


Synonymsimply


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have


Narrower (hyponym)carry

4. involve (stative) require as useful, just, or proper


SamplesIt 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.


Synonymsask, call for, demand, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)claim, compel, cost, cry for, cry out for, draw, exact, govern, take


Verb groupclaim, exact, take


Antonymsobviate, rid of, eliminate

5. involve (stative) contain as a part


SamplesDinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)include

6. involve (cognition) occupy or engage the interest of


SamplesHis story completely involved me during the entire afternoon.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)absorb, engage, engross, occupy

7. involve (change) make complex or intricate or complicated


SamplesThe situation was rather involved.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)complicate, elaborate, rarify, refine









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