• (GA) IPA: /ɪnˈvɑlvd/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈvɒlvd/


  1. complicated.
    He related an involved story about every ancestor since 1895.
    • 1915, W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage, ch. 43
      Miss Price told him a long, involved story, which made out that Mrs. Otter, a humdrum and respectable little person, had scabrous intrigues.
  2. Associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant (in a crime, process, etc.)
    He was involved in the project for three years.
    He got involved in a bar fight.
    When the family wrapped up my father's will, no one tried to make me feel involved.
  3. Having an affair with someone.
Translations Translations
  • German: eine Affäre haben
  • Portuguese: envolvido
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of involve
    The explanation involved potatoes, squirrels, and race cars.

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