involve


involve
verb (T)
1 to include something as a necessary part or result: What will the job involve? | I didn't realize putting on a play involved so much work. | involve doing sth: Every day each of us makes decisions that involve taking a chance.
2 to include or affect someone or something: These changes will involve everyone on the staff. | an accident involving a coach and two cars | charges involving accusations of widespread corruption
3 to ask or allow someone to take part in something: involve sb in sth: Try to involve as many children as possible in the game. | We want to involve the workforce at all stages of the decision-making process.
4 involve yourself to take part actively in a particular activity
(+ in): The US has so far been extremely unwilling to involve itself in the crisis in Bosnia.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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