: very complicated

: having a part in something : included in something

: actively participating in something

Full Definition of INVOLVED

a :  marked by extreme and often needless or excessive complexity
b :  difficult to deal with because of complexity or disorder
:  being affected or implicated
in·volv·ed·ly \-ˈväl-vəd-lē, -ˈvl- also -ˈvä-vəd- or -ˈv-\ adverb

Examples of INVOLVED

  1. a long and involved story
  2. The instructions for assembling the toy are very involved.
  3. The process is quite involved.
  4. Those of us who were involved knew exactly what happened.
  5. Students who stay involved get more out of the program.
  6. If you want to make things better, you need to get involved.
  7. They quickly became romantically involved.
  8. No one knew that they were involved.

First Known Use of INVOLVED

15th century


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