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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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Hilbery interposed, and Cousin Caroline thereupon protested with some further plan involving sacrifice of herself.
She could not reconcile the anxieties of a spiritual life involving eternal consequences, with a keen interest in gimp and artificial protrusions of drapery.
True, he had not even hinted at the enormity of the plot in which he was involving the old woman, but, as she had said, his stern commands for secrecy had told enough to arouse her suspicions, and with them her curiosity and cupidity.
By what means the news that there had been a quarrel between the two young men overnight, involving even some kind of onslaught by Mr.
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Abusive tax transactions involving exempt organizations are especially troubling because nonprofits, particularly charities, are seen as doing social good and relieving the burden of government.
These areas are: (a) using a multi-systemic approach to consultation; (b) actively involving parents, and (c) considering and incorporating cultural and language factors in the process and content of consultation.
Lauer found herself embroiled in a saga straight from a big screen blockbuster involving an FBI sting, money laundering and tabloid headlines.
In order to gain the protection of the BJR, the transaction in question must be a business decision involving the corporation's lawful business.
It is the agency's duty to fully investigate every incident involving the use of deadly force.
The youth court caseload has been falling gradually since 1991/92, primarily due to the steady drop in the number of cases involving crimes against property.
This is a study of roughly 350 cases involving sexual misconduct from the province of Vizcaya, one of the Basque provinces of northern Spain.
The Karapandzic technique involves the creation of circumoral incisions involving the nasolabial and mental creases (figure 2).
It was from a member who noted that TEI had recently filed amicus briefs in two cases--both reprinted in this issue--and expressed disappointment that the Institute had decline to file a brief in a case involving his company.
government; also hears appeals in patent-rights cases and cases involving international trade.