[ in-volvd ]
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  1. very intricate or complex: an involved reply.

  2. implicated: involved in crime.

  1. concerned in some affair, especially in a way likely to cause danger or unpleasantness: I didn't call the police because I didn't want to get involved.

  2. committed or engaged, as in a political cause or artistic movement: The civil rights demonstration attracted the involved young people of the area.

Origin of involved

First recorded in 1600–10; involve + -ed2

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Other words from involved

  • in·volv·ed·ly [in-vol-vid-lee, -volvd-], /ɪnˈvɒl vɪd li, -ˈvɒlvd-/, adverb
  • in·volv·ed·ness, noun
  • non·in·volved, adjective
  • un·in·volved, adjective

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How to use involved in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for involved


/ (ɪnˈvɒlvd) /

  1. complicated; difficult to comprehend: an involved literary style

  2. (usually postpositive) concerned or implicated: one of the men involved

  1. (postpositive foll by with) euphemistic having sexual relations: she was involved with a number of men

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