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involve someone in something

to draw someone into a matter or problem. Please don't involve me in this mess. I da not wish to involve myself in Alice's business. I didn't want to involve you in the problem we are having with the police.
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involve someone with someone or something

1. to cause someone to associate with someone or something. Don't try to involve me with John. I can't stand him. We will try to involve all the teachers with the new association. I will not involve myself with such goings-on.
2. to connect someone or someone's name to activity (often wrongdoing) associated with someone or something. Don't try to involve Amy with the crime. She is innocent. We involved the committee with the intense lobbying effort, and everyone began to see the extent of its influence.
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Many tax-avoidance or "listed transactions" may involve exempt parties as a way of accomplishing their goals.
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A sequel project might well involve the role of children, and concern about children, in motivating and shaping resistance to globalization.
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Work practices involve training employees to perform tasks in ways that reduce their exposure to workplace hazards.
In 13 states, the most serious offenses involve victims younger than 12 (in two of these, younger than 10).
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