Definition of involvement in US English:



  • 1The fact or condition of being involved with or participating in something.

    ‘he was imprisoned for his involvement in a plot to overthrow the government’
    • ‘He was later arrested and admitted being the owner of the car but denied any involvement in drug dealing.’
    • ‘We continue to appreciate the involvement and support of the local community.’
    • ‘The school encourages community involvement and is also keen on promoting the arts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Nixon was forced to resign when evidence of his involvement in Watergate cover-up emerges.’
    • ‘We are trying to encourage our involvement at the early stages of the design process.’
    • ‘Tumour thickness is correlated with the probability of lymph node involvement.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that both had contact with and some involvement in the drug subculture.’
    • ‘This leaves little time for routine involvement in childcare even if men want to be involved.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The court was told that he became involved because of his own involvement in drug use.’
    • ‘To continue involvement could be construed as an indicator of acceptance of this.’
    • ‘The appellant gave evidence insisting that he had no involvement in any of the hangings.’
    • ‘Does cannabis use play a causal role in this sequence of drug involvement?’
    • ‘He never denied his involvement, only the interpretation that had been put on them by others.’
    • ‘Kamara gave evidence during which he denied any involvement in either of the offences.’
    • ‘The involvement of America was particularly calculated to appeal to republicans.’
    • ‘Andy is encouraged to retain involvement in comics, and delete his shortcomings.’
    • ‘There is no suggestion that Longley had any knowledge of or involvement in the plot.’
    • ‘Such proposals reach beyond the involvement of citizens in local government.’
    participation, action, hand
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    1. 1.1 Emotional or personal association with someone.
      • ‘I will help you investigate this case, but I hope to keep my personal involvement to a minimum.’
      • ‘It's best to move into new personal involvements slowly and steadily.’
      • ‘Have you got any personal knowledge of any of those programmes, or any involvement in them?’
      • ‘He had personal involvement and enthusiasm with many known and unknown bands.’
      • ‘His involvement with Alejanda would destroy her relationship with her father.’
      • ‘The girl is in a rage because she has overheard him saying that his involvement with her in no big deal.’
      • ‘Cantor's involvement with her clients goes far beyond professional detachment.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So you don't think in the areas of personal life or other relationships or new involvements, doesn't enter your thoughts?’
      • ‘All she did was read out a personal letter written by Dan in which he denied involvement.’
      • ‘These facts are easy to miss in the real world where we can blame space and geography for our involvement with others.’
      • ‘In a career, emotional involvement is essential for the Leo to feel fulfilled.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He denied any involvement with the tattooed Sabrina, who is a close friend of his wife's.’
      • ‘To me, sexual involvement has nothing whatsoever to do with emotional involvement.’
      • ‘I was aware of her when we first became friends, though not at first the extent of his involvement.’
      • ‘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.’
      attachment, connection, friendship, intimacy, entanglement
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