Definition of involvement in English:



  • 1[mass noun] The fact or condition of being involved with or participating in something.

    ‘US officials produced evidence of his involvement in drug trafficking’
    • ‘Does cannabis use play a causal role in this sequence of drug involvement?’
    • ‘To continue involvement could be construed as an indicator of acceptance of this.’
    • ‘Nixon was forced to resign when evidence of his involvement in Watergate cover-up emerges.’
    • ‘The involvement of America was particularly calculated to appeal to republicans.’
    • ‘Andy is encouraged to retain involvement in comics, and delete his shortcomings.’
    • ‘We continue to appreciate the involvement and support of the local community.’
    • ‘Tumour thickness is correlated with the probability of lymph node involvement.’
    • ‘There is no suggestion that Longley had any knowledge of or involvement in the plot.’
    • ‘Kamara gave evidence during which he denied any involvement in either of the offences.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that both had contact with and some involvement in the drug subculture.’
    • ‘Demerit points alone can be used to predict a driver's subsequent crash involvement, but an even better model can be produced by including prior casualty crash involvements as well.’
    • ‘I have been asked to make a statement with regard to F.B.I. involvements on the Pine Ridge Reservation before and after the shooting of two agents there in June 1975.’
    • ‘We are trying to encourage our involvement at the early stages of the design process.’
    • ‘He never denied his involvement, only the interpretation that had been put on them by others.’
    • ‘The court was told that he became involved because of his own involvement in drug use.’
    • ‘The appellant gave evidence insisting that he had no involvement in any of the hangings.’
    • ‘He was later arrested and admitted being the owner of the car but denied any involvement in drug dealing.’
    • ‘Such proposals reach beyond the involvement of citizens in local government.’
    • ‘This leaves little time for routine involvement in childcare even if men want to be involved.’
    • ‘The school encourages community involvement and is also keen on promoting the arts.’
    participation, action, hand
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    1. 1.1Emotional or personal association with someone.
      ‘she knew that involvement with Adam would only complicate her life’
      • ‘Reading the narratives, one is left with the sense that the choice to abstain from all sexual involvements was more emotionally driven for women than for men.’
      • ‘He had personal involvement and enthusiasm with many known and unknown bands.’
      • ‘Cantor's involvement with her clients goes far beyond professional detachment.’
      • ‘Men are fighting to have more involvement with family life, for paternity leave.’
      • ‘Their stories were linked, he said, by their mother's involvement with both of them.’
      • ‘In a career, emotional involvement is essential for the Leo to feel fulfilled.’
      • ‘His involvement with Alejanda would destroy her relationship with her father.’
      • ‘These facts are easy to miss in the real world where we can blame space and geography for our involvement with others.’
      • ‘I was aware of her when we first became friends, though not at first the extent of his involvement.’
      • ‘He denied any involvement with the tattooed Sabrina, who is a close friend of his wife's.’
      • ‘Romero challenged this group of staff to show up at orientation and present themselves in a way in which others new to the staff would not readily recognize longstanding friendships and involvements.’
      • ‘The girl is in a rage because she has overheard him saying that his involvement with her in no big deal.’
      • ‘All she did was read out a personal letter written by Dan in which he denied involvement.’
      • ‘It's best to move into new personal involvements slowly and steadily.’
      • ‘To me, sexual involvement has nothing whatsoever to do with emotional involvement.’
      • ‘Have you got any personal knowledge of any of those programmes, or any involvement in them?’
      • ‘So you don't think in the areas of personal life or other relationships or new involvements, doesn't enter your thoughts?’
      • ‘I will help you investigate this case, but I hope to keep my personal involvement to a minimum.’
      • ‘I think that we have to look at capital punishment free of personal involvement.’
      • ‘This is characteristic of a system totally lacking in any real involvement of ordinary people.’
      attachment, connection, friendship, intimacy, entanglement
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