verb (used with object), in·volved, in·volv·ing.
- Archaic. to roll, surround, or shroud, as in a wrapping.
- to roll up on itself; wind spirally; coil; wreathe.
Origin of involve
Examples from the Web for involve
And U.S. lawmakers are pushing to involve China in any retaliation against the Sony hack.
He tells the cops and testifies at trial that Adnan threatened to hurt Stephanie or get her involve if he went to police.The Scoop on ‘Serial’: Making Sense of The Nisha Call, Asia's Letters, and Our Obsession|Emily Shire|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is this in any way going to involve us in getting us in there and getting us tied down there?‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This year, Kalac was arrested for domestic violence in a case that apparently did not involve Coplin.Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?|Michael Daly|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Markets break people out of one kind of intimate intrusion, then involve them in another, in which work tells you who to be.
It is better to make a direct statement in the affirmative if possible, than to involve it in negatives.The Lure of the Pen|Flora Klickmann
It might involve the Democracy to answer them either way, and they go unanswered.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two|Abraham Lincoln
Life, to be true, must involve all the functions of the soul—thought, emotion and will; must be lived with a healthy fulness.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
By this infraction of the treaty, they also involve themselves in a war with Rome.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End|Titus Livius
On the other hand, he did not wish to involve her in justifying his action to the world.Robert Orange|John Oliver Hobbes
British Dictionary definitions for involve
Word Origin for involve
Word Origin and History for involve
late 14c., "envelop, surround," from Latin involvere "envelop, surround, overwhelm," literally "roll into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + volvere "to roll" (see volvox). Originally "envelop, surround," sense of "take in, include" first recorded c.1600. Related: Involved; Involving.
Idioms and Phrases with involve
see get involved with.