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involve in (something)

1. To become embroiled in some event, situation, or predicament. I bet Fred's involved in this accounting issue somehow. I make it a point never to get involved in other people's personal affairs.
2. To cause someone to become embroiled in some event, situation, or predicament. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "involve" and "in." Please stop trying to involve me in this argument—I want no part of it!
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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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