2011년 9월 27일 화요일

Dic: involve

1. if a situation, an event or an activity involves something, that thing is an important or necessary part or result of it (= entail).

  • involve something | Any investment involves an element of risk.
  • Many of the crimes involved drugs.
  • involve doing something | The test will involve answering questions about a photograph. 
  • involve somebody/something doing something | The job involves me travelling all over the country. 
  • (formal) The job involves my travelling all over the country.
2. involve somebody/something | if a situation, an event or an activity involves somebody/something, they take part in it or are affected by it.
  • There was a serious incident involving a group of youths.
  • How many vehicles were involved in the crash?
3. to make somebody take part in something.
  • involve somebody (in something/in doing something) | We want to involve as many people as possible in the celebrations. 
  • involve yourself (in something) | Parents should involve themselves in their child's education.
4. involve somebody (in something) | to say or do something to show that somebody took part in something, especially a crime (= implicate).
  • His confession involved a number of other politicians in the affair.
..... OALD

CF. 영어 내공이 번득이는 좋은 글: 동사 involve와 주변 동사들, thanks to Indefatigable Sprit.

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