involvement

Involvement is the act of participating in something. Even if you do nothing but drive the getaway car, you will be held to account for your involvement in a crime.

Involvement is useful because it is not specific. If, over the course of many years, you play and then coach football, you might refer to the time of your involvement in the sport. If you are engaged in a love affair, you might say, without going into too much detail, that you and your lover are involved and refer to the affair as your involvement.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: involvement

1
n
the act of sharing in the activities of a group
2
n
a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
3
n
a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
4
n
a connection of inclusion or containment
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: involvement
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n the act of sharing in the activities of a group

Synonyms:
engagement, involution, participation
Antonyms:
non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation
withdrawing from the activities of a group
Types:
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commitment
an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
intercession, intervention
the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
group participation
participation by all members of a group
incurrence
the act of incurring (making yourself subject to something undesirable)
intermediation, mediation
the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement
Type of:
group action
action taken by a group of people

n the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)

Synonyms:
participation
Type of:
condition, status
a state at a particular time
2

n a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

Synonyms:
affair, affaire, amour, intimacy, liaison
Type of:
sexual relationship
a relationship involving sexual intimacy
3

n a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

Synonyms:
interest
Types:
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enthusiasm
a lively interest
concern
something that interests you because it is important or affects you
Anglomania
an excessive enthusiasm for all things English
balletomania
extraordinary enthusiasm for ballets
earth, earthly concern, world, worldly concern
the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife
affair, matter, thing
a vaguely specified concern
affairs, personal business, personal matters
matters of personal concern
part
that which concerns a person with regard to a particular role or situation
point of honor
a concern that seriously reflects on your honor
Type of:
curiosity, wonder
a state in which you want to learn more about something
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n a connection of inclusion or containment

“he escaped involvement in the accident”
“there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen”
Types:
implication
a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)
comprehension, inclusion
the relation of comprising something
Type of:
connectedness, connection, connexion
a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
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