Involve

Definition of Involve

In`volve´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Involved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Involving.]
1.To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
Some of serpent kind . . . involved
Their snaky folds.
- Milton.
2.To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
And leave a singèd bottom all involved
With stench and smoke.
- Milton.
3.To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.
4.To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
He knows
His end with mine involved.
- Milton.
5.To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge.
Earth with hell
To mingle and involve.
- Milton.
6.To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery.
7.To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.
8.(Math.) To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times; as, a quantity involved to the third or fourth power.

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