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Synonyms of 'involve'

(verb) 
Definition
to include as a necessary part
Running a kitchen involves a great deal of discipline and speed.
Synonyms
entail
Such a decision would entail a huge risk.
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mean
Trade and product discounts can mean big savings.
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demand
The task demands much patience and hard work.
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require
This requires thought, effort, and a certain ruthlessness.
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call for
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occasion (formal)
The incident occasioned a full-scale parliamentary row.
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result in
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imply
The meeting in no way implies a resumption of contact with the terrorists.
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give rise to
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encompass
His repertoire encompassed everything from Bach to Scott Joplin.
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necessitate
A prolonged drought had necessitated the introduction of water rationing.
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take
Walking across the room took all her strength.
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require
This requires thought, effort, and a certain ruthlessness.
,
(verb) 
The cover-up involved people at the very highest level.
Synonyms
include
The trip was extended to include a few other events.
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contain
The committee contains 11 Democrats and nine Republicans.
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take in
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embrace
a theory that would embrace the whole field of human endeavour
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cover
The law covers four categories of experiments.
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incorporate
The new cars will incorporate a number of major improvements.
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draw in
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comprise
The exhibition comprises 50 oils and watercolours.
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number among
(verb) 
Definition
to implicate
I seem to have involved myself in something I don't understand.
Synonyms
implicate
He didn't find anything in the notebooks to implicate her.
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tangle
a huge mass of hair, all tangled together
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mix up
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embroil
Any hostilities could further embroil U.N. troops in the fighting.
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entangle
Bureaucracy can entangle ventures for months.
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incriminate
He claimed that the drugs had been planted to incriminate him.
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mire
The minister still remains mired in the controversy of his lies to Parliament.
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stitch up (slang)
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enmesh
She warned that the new mandate would enmesh the UN in a dangerous conflict.
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inculpate (formal)
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compromise
He had compromised himself by accepting the money.
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complicate
Don't complicate matters by getting the union involved.
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snarl up
(verb) 
He started involving me in the more confidential aspects of the job.
Synonyms
concern
This matter doesn't concern you, so stay out of it.
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draw in
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associate
I haven't been associated with the project over the last year.
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connect
There is no evidence to connect him to the robberies.
I wouldn't have connected the two events if you hadn't said that.
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bear on
(verb) 
Synonyms
preoccupy
a question that continues to preoccupy the more serious papers
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hold
Didn't it hold your attention?
, , ,
engage
She tried to engage me in conversation.
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grip
The whole nation was gripped by the dramatic story.
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absorb
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
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wrap up
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rivet
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engross
There's something about them which engrosses the public.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of absorb
Definition
to engage the interest of someone
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
in the sense of associate
I haven't been associated with the project over the last year.
in the sense of complicate
Definition
to make or become complex or difficult to deal with
Don't complicate matters by getting the union involved.
Synonyms
make difficult,
make intricate,

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