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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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There is hardly a subject of litigation between individuals, which may not involve those ingredients of fraud, accident, trust, or hardship, which would render the matter an object of equitable rather than of legal jurisdiction, as the distinction is known and established in several of the States.
4 : to be accompanied by <The plan involves some risk.
As a result, for the purpose of this paper we will refer to a systems-ecological approach as a multi-systemic approach, in which conceptualization of the problem involves the various systems proposed by Bronfenbrenner (1977).
Also included here is active stretching, which involves continuous muscle activity to exceed the static ROM encountered during normal full range activities.
This is to be distinguished from the duty of loyalty that involves conflicts of interest.
Officers receive instruction in the use of firearms, batons, chemical agents, and defensive tactics, thereby demonstrating that part of their job involves violent confrontations.
This is particularly true for partisans of the "new global history", who argue that, while globalization builds on the complex evolution of previous stages of interregional interconnectedness, the phenomenon involves exceptionally far-reaching recent change (usually held to begin either in the 1950s or the 1970s).
The Karapandzic technique involves the creation of circumoral incisions involving the nasolabial and mental creases (figure 2).
FinCEN correctly states in the ANPRM that a typical commercial real estate transaction involves a number of participants, including real estate brokers, lawyers (sometimes several firms) representing each of the parties, the financing entity, the title insurer, and the escrow agent Other parties include surveyors, title officers, inspectors, accountants, contractors, architects, appraisers, and engineers, most of whom seldom, if ever, are involved in the flow of funds at a closing.
The deal - which was first reported in Wednesday's late edition of the Daily News - involves only the Dodgers, Dodger Stadium and the land the ballpark sits upon.
Several states have established intermediate-level offenses for cases involving adolescents who are just above the age cutoff for the most serious contact offense to apply, and most states have a category of least-serious offenses that involves consensual sexual activity between an adult and an older adolescent.
Positive assertiveness always involves the use of the scientific process of decision making.
One of the things that professors try to get across in first-year tax courses is that Correll involves an interpretative Treasury regulation, which the Court found must be upheld if it represents a reasonable interpretation of the statute.
This disorder usually involves the narrowing of one or more of three areas of the spine: (1) the canal in the center of the column of bones (vertebral or spinal column) through which the spinal cord and nerve roots run, (2) the canals at the base or roots of nerves branching out from the spinal cord, or (3) the openings between vertebrae (bones of the spine) through which nerves leave the spine and go to other parts of the body.