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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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Through an evidence-based literature review, survey, interviews, and/or other appropriate methods, identify and document practices used within and outside the transportation industry to define and measure public involvement effectiveness.
Studies and datasets also vary widely in the types of involvement that are assessed.
Fredricks and Eccles' (2004) parental influences model is a theoretical framework that can be used to study parental involvement in youth sport.
Despite the importance of these factors associated with academic achievement, relatively little remains unknown about how other factors, such as students' motivational beliefs and selfregulation of learning, are related to academic success once parental involvement is controlled.
Some of the types of involvement in the Epstein model might be surprising (helping parents with child-rearing?
This means that any state with a parental involvement law affecting a teen seeking an abortion must establish a separate procedure through which parental involvement can be waived,
Nichols argues that it is misleading to describe the benefits of parent involvement when studies including or targeting fathers are extremely rare.
Fan (2001) tried to define the effects that parental involvement had on students' achievement.
5); their risk declined as their reported level of romantic involvement increased (0.
Extrapulmonary involvement other than the parotid gland was present in 84.
Citing a "disconnect between the church and young people," which has resulted in declining church involvement among Anglicans ages 15 to 24, Archbishop Hutchison said he is eyeing the possibility of a "youth network" within the church.
Even with a professional and talented staff, Leyva insists on personal involvement in every aspect throughout the life cycle of each project, from preliminary design inception to construction completion.
In faculty workrooms and school improvement plans across the country, parental involvement is both heralded and lamented.
Only a few cases of involvement of the nasal mucosa have been reported in the literature, and its true prevalence is not known.