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involve

verb

1 involve

Connect closely and often incriminatingly.

synonyms: affect, regard.

Roget 54: be composed of, be made of, be formed of, be made up of; consist of, be resolved into.    include etc. (in a class) 76; contain, hold, comprehend, take in, ... show more

Roget 61: derange; disarrange, misarrange; displace, misplace; mislay, discompose, disorder; deorganize, discombobulate, disorganize; embroil, unsettle, ... show more

Roget 225: invest; cover etc. 223; envelope, lap, involve; inwrap, enwrap; wrap; fold up, wrap up, lap up, muffle up; ... show more



2 involve

Engage as a participant.

Dutch: betrekken, involveren, mengen, moeien, wikkelen

3 involve

Have as a necessary feature:
— This decision involves many changes.

synonym: imply.

Roget 467: be evidence etc. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate etc. (denote) 550; imply, involve, ... show more

Roget 516: mean, signify, express; import, purport; convey, imply, breathe, indicate, bespeak, bear a sense; tell of, speak of; touch on; ... show more

Roget 526: be latent etc. adj.; lurk, smolder, underlie, make no sign; escape observation, escape detection, escape recognition; lie hid etc. 528.    laugh in one's sleeve; ... show more

Dutch: impliceren, vastzitten

4 involve

Require as useful, just, or proper.

synonyms: ask, call for, demand, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take.

5 involve

Contain as a part.

6 involve

Occupy or engage the interest of.

7 involve

Make complex or intricate or complicated.


Moby thesaurus: absorb, absorb the attention, adorn, affect, affect the interest, allegorize, allude to, answer to, appertain to, apply to, approve, argue, arrest, assail, associate with, assume, attack, attest, attract, ball up ... show more.

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