- 1. involve, affect, regard, refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with
- usage: connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"
- 2. involve, admit, let in, include
- usage: engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!"
- 3. imply, involve, have, feature
- usage: have as a necessary feature; "This decision involves many changes"
- 4. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
- usage: 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"
- 5. involve, include
- usage: contain as a part; "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses"
- 6. involve, absorb, engross, engage, occupy
- usage: occupy or engage the interest of; "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"
- 7. involve, complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate
- usage: make complex or intricate or complicated; "The situation was rather involved"
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- 1. involved (vs. uninvolved), active, participating, caught up(predicate), concerned, interested, embroiled, entangled, engaged, implicated, concerned, 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
- usage: 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"
- 2. involved, mired, encumbered (vs. unencumbered)
- usage: entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire; "the difficulties in which the question is involved"; "brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion"
- 3. involved, attached (vs. unattached), committed
- usage: emotionally involved
- 4. Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous, complex (vs. simple)
- usage: 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"
- 5. involved, enclosed (vs. unenclosed)
- usage: enveloped; "a castle involved in mist"; "the difficulties in which the question is involved"
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