involved

involved
in|volved [ ın`valvd ] adjective **
1. ) affected by or included in an activity, event, or situation:
involved in: They became involved in a lengthy dispute.
We were prepared to accept the risks involved in escaping.
2. ) someone who is involved in something takes part in it:
The project has been a great success and I would like to thank all those involved.
involved in: We were involved in the negotiations up until the last minute.
be/become/get involved: We want all departments to be involved.
a ) connected with something:
involved with: He denied that he was involved with organized crime.
3. ) complicated and difficult to understand:
She gave a long involved explanation that no one could follow.
4. ) if you are involved with someone, you have a sexual or emotional relationship with them:
involved with: He's not the kind of guy you want to get involved with.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • involved — involved; un·involved; …   English syllables

  • involved — [adj1] complicated Byzantine*, complex, confusing, convoluted, difficult, elaborate, Gordian*, high tech*, intricate, knotty*, labyrinthine, mazy, muddled, ramified, sophisticated, tangled, tortuous, winding; concept 562 Ant. easy, simple,… …   New thesaurus

  • Involved — In*volved , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Involute}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • involved — I (a party to) adjective absorbed, absorbed with, added as a defendant, added as a party, caught up in, contributing, devoted to, engaged, engrossed in, immersed in, implied, intent, intent on, occupied, sued, taken up with II (complex) adjective …   Law dictionary

  • involved — complicated, 1640s, pp. adjective from INVOLVE (Cf. involve) …   Etymology dictionary

  • involved — intricate, complicated, knotty, *complex Analogous words: confused, muddled (see CONFUSE): perplexing, puzzling, bewildering, mystifying (see PUZZLE): difficult, *hard, arduous Contrasted words: simple, *easy, facile …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • involved — ► ADJECTIVE 1) connected, typically on an emotional or personal level: 2) difficult to comprehend; complicated …   English terms dictionary

  • involved — [invälvd′, invôlvd′] adj. 1. not easily understood; intricate; complicated 2. implicated, affected, or committed 3. having a close emotional, and often sexual, relationship with SYN. COMPLEX …   English World dictionary

  • involved — in|volved W3S2 [ınˈvɔlvd US ınˈva:lvd] adj 1.) be/get involved to take part in an activity or event, or be connected with it in some way be/get involved in ▪ More than 30 software firms were involved in the project. ▪ I don t want to get involved …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • involved — adjective 1 be involved to take part in an activity or event, or be connected with it in some way (+ in): More than 30 software firms were involved in the project. | deeply/heavily involved (=be involved a lot): At law school Hilary became… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • involved */*/ — UK [ɪnˈvɒlvd] / US [ɪnˈvɑlvd] adjective 1) affected by or included in an activity, event, or situation involved in: They became involved in a lengthy dispute. We were prepared to accept the risks involved in escaping. 2) a) someone who is… …   English dictionary

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