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.
- involutional melancholia,
- involutional psychosis,
Origin of involve
Word Origin 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.
see get involved with.