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Dictionary definition for: Involve

1. (v) connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"

2. (v) engage as a participant; "Don''t involve me in your family affairs!"

3. (v) have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail; "This decision involves many changes"

4. (v) 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"

5. (v) contain as a part; "Dinner at Joe''s always involves at least six courses"

6. (v) wrap; "The tower was involved in mist"

7. (v) occupy or engage the interest of; "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"

8. (v) make complex or intricate or complicated; "The situation was rather involved"

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