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involve with (someone or something)
1. To establish an association, typically work related, with something or some organization. A noun or pronoun can be used between "involve" and "with." Johnny's getting involved with a nonprofit health clinic during his summer vacation. I've gotten involved with campaigns for a number of political candidates over the years.
2. To become embroiled in the actions, plans, or developments of another person. A noun or pronoun can be used between "involve" and "with." Your stupid schemes are going to cost me everything I have; I should never have gotten involved with you!
3. To link someone to the (often nefarious) actions, plans, or developments of another person. A noun or pronoun can be used between "involve" and "with." Hey, I wasn't there when the heist went down, so don't involve me with it!
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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.
See also: involve
*involved with something
established in an association with something or some organization. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; become ~.) Bill got involved with a volunteer organization. Mary is very much involved with her club activities.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.