in·​volve·​ment in-ˈvälv-mənt How to pronounce involvement (audio)
plural involvements
: the act or an instance of involving someone or something
His involvement of others was inexcusable.
: the state, act, or fact of being involved
involvement in public life
denied any involvement in the crime
In this era of strained school budgets, parental involvement is as likely to mean reading stories to kindergartners as running a bake sale.David Ruben

Examples of involvement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several people were later convicted of involvement in the murders, but a businessman accused of orchestrating them was acquitted. Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times, 15 May 2024 The initial approval process by L.A. County did not require a public hearing, a key issue raised in the Save Our Rural Town lawsuit, and the lack of community involvement remains a sore point. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 Consider that drivers ages 16 and 17 have the highest rates of crash involvement. Jerald McNair, Chicago Tribune, 14 May 2024 Alex, witnesses said, showed up at the hospital where Paul and his injured friends were being treated to try to muddy their recollections about Paul’s involvement, court documents show. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 14 May 2024 Both the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts, and there is no suspicion of drug or alcohol involvement in the crash. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 11 May 2024 Later that year, Republican Richard Nixon won the White House, further escalated the U.S. involvement in Vietnam and started the selective service draft. Nik Popli, TIME, 9 May 2024 Patillo has also noted McAfee's involvement in the Federalist Society during law school, saying the conservative legal organization does not match the values of heavily Democratic Fulton County. Sam Gringlas, NPR, 9 May 2024 Protests at Ole Miss are the latest of dozens sweeping universities across the country as students voice their discontent with the country’s involvement in the Israel-Hamas war. Matthew Wright, TIME, 3 May 2024

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Word History


involve + -ment

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of involvement was in 1681

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Cite this Entry

“Involvement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


in·​volve·​ment in-ˈvälv-mənt, -ˈvȯlv- How to pronounce involvement (audio)
: inclusion in an area affected by disease, trauma, or insult
syphilitic involvement of the brain
the extent of involvement of the lungMorris Fishbein
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