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INVOLVED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does involved mean? 

INVOLVED (adjective)
  The adjective INVOLVED has 5 senses:

1. connected by participation or association or use
2. entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire
3. emotionally involved
4. highly complex or intricate
5. enveloped

  Familiarity information: INVOLVED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INVOLVED (adjective)


Sense 1involved [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Connected by participation or association or use

Context examples:

we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved / the problems involved / the involved muscles / I don't want to get involved / everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified

Similar:

neck-deep; up to her neck; up to his neck; up to my neck; up to our necks; up to their necks; up to your neck (deeply involved)

concerned; implicated (culpably involved)

engaged (involved in military hostilities)

embroiled; entangled (deeply involved especially in something complicated)

concerned; interested (involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in)

caught up (having become involved involuntarily)

active; participating (taking part in an activity)

Antonym:

uninvolved (not involved)


Sense 2involved [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire

Synonyms:

mired; involved

Context examples:

the difficulties in which the question is involved / brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion

Similar:

encumbered (loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load)


Sense 3involved [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emotionally involved

Similar:

attached; committed (associated in an exclusive sexual relationship)


Sense 4involved [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Highly complex or intricate

Synonyms:

tortuous; convoluted; tangled; knotty; Byzantine; involved

Context examples:

the Byzantine tax structure / convoluted legal language / convoluted reasoning / the plot was too involved / a knotty problem / got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering / Oh, what a tangled web we weave / tortuous legal procedures / tortuous negotiations lasting for months

Similar:

complex (complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts)


Sense 5involved [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enveloped

Context examples:

a castle involved in mist / the difficulties in which the question is involved

Similar:

enclosed (closed in or surrounded or included within)


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