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involve (v.)

late 14c., "envelop, surround; make cloudy or obscure," from Old French involver and directly from Latin involvere "envelop, surround, overwhelm," literally "roll into," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + volvere "to roll," from PIE root *wel- (3) "to turn, revolve." Mid-15c. as "concern oneself." Sense of "take in, include" first recorded c. 1600. Related: Involved; Involving.

Obscurest night involved the sky,
The Atlantic billows roared,
[Cowper, "The Castaway"]

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Definitions of involve

involve (v.)
connect closely and often incriminatingly;
Synonyms: affect / regard
involve (v.)
engage as a participant;
Don't involve me in your family affairs!
involve (v.)
have as a necessary feature;
This decision involves many changes
Synonyms: imply
involve (v.)
require as useful, just, or proper;
Synonyms: necessitate / ask / postulate / need / require / take / call for / demand
involve (v.)
contain as a part;
Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses
involve (v.)
occupy or engage the interest of;
His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon
involve (v.)
make complex or intricate or complicated;
The situation was rather involved
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