in·volve /ɪnˈvɑlv, ˈvɔlv ||ˈvɑv ||ˈvɔv/
in·volve /ɪnˈvɑlv, ˈvɔlv , ˈvɔv/ 及物動詞
In·volve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Involved p. pr. & vb. n. Involving.]
1. To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
Some of serpent kind . . . involved
Their snaky folds. --Milton.
2. To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
And leave a singèd bottom all involved
With stench and smoke. --Milton.
3. To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure. “Involved discourses.”
4. To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
His end with mine involved. --Milton.
The contrary necessarily involves a contradiction. --Tillotson.
5. To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge. [R.]
The gathering number, as it moves along,
Involves a vast involuntary throng. --Pope.
Earth with hell
To mingle and involve. --Milton.
6. To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery.
7. To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb. “Involved in a deep study.”
8. Math. To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times; as, a quantity involved to the third or fourth power.
Syn: -- To imply; include; implicate; complicate; entangle; embarrass; overwhelm.
Usage: -- To Involve, Imply. Imply is opposed to express, or set forth; thus, an implied engagement is one fairly to be understood from the words used or the circumstances of the case, though not set forth in form. Involve goes beyond the mere interpretation of things into their necessary relations; and hence, if one thing involves another, it so contains it that the two must go together by an indissoluble connection. War, for example, involves wide spread misery and death; the premises of a syllogism involve the conclusion.
v 1: connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling
affects your business" [syn: affect, regard]
2: engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family
3: have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail; "This
decision involves many changes" [syn: imply]
4: 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
postulates a patient's consent" [syn: necessitate, ask,
postulate, need, require, take, call for, demand]
5: contain as a part; "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least
6: wrap; "The tower was involved in mist"
7: occupy or engage the interest of; "His story completely
involved me during the entire afternoon"
8: make complex or intricate or complicated; "The situation was