involved

in|volved
W3S2 [ınˈvɔlvd US ınˈva:lvd] adj
1.) be/get involved
to take part in an activity or event, or be connected with it in some way
be/get involved in
More than 30 software firms were involved in the project.
I don't want to get involved in some lengthy argument about who is to blame.
I'm afraid your son's been involved in an accident (=he is one of the people in an accident) .
be/get involved with
Landel has been involved with the Hercules project for years.
actively/deeply/heavily involved
(=involved very much)
Mrs. Cummings has been actively involved with the church for years.
2.) work/effort etc involved in doing sth [not before noun]
the amount of work, money, effort etc that is needed in order to make something succeed
Most people don't realize the amount of effort involved in writing a novel.
3.) be involved with sb
a) to be having a romantic relationship with someone, especially a sexual one
The senator denied that he was romantically involved with a member of his staff.
b) to spend time with someone that you have a relationship with
Fathers are encouraged to be more involved with their families.
4.) having so many different parts that it is difficult to understand
The plot was so involved that very few people knew what was going on.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • involved — involved; un·involved; …   English syllables

  • involved — [adj1] complicated Byzantine*, complex, confusing, convoluted, difficult, elaborate, Gordian*, high tech*, intricate, knotty*, labyrinthine, mazy, muddled, ramified, sophisticated, tangled, tortuous, winding; concept 562 Ant. easy, simple,… …   New thesaurus

  • Involved — In*volved , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Involute}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • involved — I (a party to) adjective absorbed, absorbed with, added as a defendant, added as a party, caught up in, contributing, devoted to, engaged, engrossed in, immersed in, implied, intent, intent on, occupied, sued, taken up with II (complex) adjective …   Law dictionary

  • involved — complicated, 1640s, pp. adjective from INVOLVE (Cf. involve) …   Etymology dictionary

  • involved — intricate, complicated, knotty, *complex Analogous words: confused, muddled (see CONFUSE): perplexing, puzzling, bewildering, mystifying (see PUZZLE): difficult, *hard, arduous Contrasted words: simple, *easy, facile …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • involved — ► ADJECTIVE 1) connected, typically on an emotional or personal level: 2) difficult to comprehend; complicated …   English terms dictionary

  • involved — [invälvd′, invôlvd′] adj. 1. not easily understood; intricate; complicated 2. implicated, affected, or committed 3. having a close emotional, and often sexual, relationship with SYN. COMPLEX …   English World dictionary

  • involved — adjective 1 be involved to take part in an activity or event, or be connected with it in some way (+ in): More than 30 software firms were involved in the project. | deeply/heavily involved (=be involved a lot): At law school Hilary became… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • involved */*/ — UK [ɪnˈvɒlvd] / US [ɪnˈvɑlvd] adjective 1) affected by or included in an activity, event, or situation involved in: They became involved in a lengthy dispute. We were prepared to accept the risks involved in escaping. 2) a) someone who is… …   English dictionary

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