Thesaurus

involve

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of involve

  1. 1 to be the business or affair of this isn't something that involves you, so don't worry about it Synonyms of involve affect, concern, touchWords Related to involve appertain (to), apply (to), bear (on), pertain (to), refer (to), relate (to); embroil, ensnare, entangle, implicate

  2. 2 to have as part of a whole a tragic play usually involves a number of plot devices, including the hero's fatal flaw Synonyms of involve carry, comprehend, contain, embrace, encompass, entail, include, number, subsume, take inWords Related to involve comprise, consist (of); bracket; have, hold, own, possess; admit, receive; compose, constitute, form, make; assimilate, embody, incorporate, integrateNear Antonyms of involve ban, bar, debar, preclude, prevent, prohibit; deny, refuse, reject; eliminate, except, rule out; lose, mislay, misplaceAntonyms of involve exclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit

  3. 3 to hold the attention of her blissful daydream so completely involved her that she never heard the knock on the door Synonyms of involve absorb, bemuse, busy, catch up, engross, enthrall (or enthral), enwrap, fascinate, grip, immerse, interest, intrigue, engage, occupyWords Related to involve allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, obsess; hypnotize, mesmerize; distract, preoccupy; hog, monopolizeNear Antonyms of involve bore, jade, pall, tire, weary

  4. 4 to surround or cover closely a mind that was deeply involved in doubt about his wife's fidelity Synonyms of involve bosom, bower, circumfuse, cocoon, embosom, embower, embrace, enclose (also inclose), encompass, enshroud, enswathe, envelop, enwrap, invest, enfold, lap, mantle, muffle, shroud, swathe, veil, wrapWords Related to involve curtain, drape; embed (also imbed), encase; swaddle; blanket, overlay, overspread; camouflage, cloak, disguise, mask; circle, encircle, enlace, enwindNear Antonyms of involve bare, denude, expose, strip

Synonym Discussion of involve

include, comprehend, embrace, involve mean to contain within as part of the whole. include suggests the containment of something as a constituent, component, or subordinate part of a larger whole.
    • the price of dinner includes dessert
comprehend implies that something comes within the scope of a statement or definition.
    • his system comprehends all history
embrace implies a gathering of separate items within a whole.
    • her faith embraces both Christian and non-Christian beliefs
involve suggests inclusion by virtue of the nature of the whole, whether by being its natural or inevitable consequence.
    • the new job involves a lot of detail


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