Being involved means being a part of something or associated with it. If you volunteer on a team to clean up the playground, you're involved in making it a safer and more fun place for kids to play.

Involved is an adjective with many different uses. It can describe something difficult or complicated, as in "really involved instructions for putting together a plane model," or it describes relationships and partnerships, like when you’re involved with someone in a serious dating relationship or are involved in helping out as a tutor after school. You can be involved in more negative situations, too, as when a country is involved in spying on another or a group is involved in plotting a crime.

Definitions of involved
  1. adjective
    connected by participation or association or use
    “we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved
    “the problems involved
    “the involved muscles”
    “I don't want to get involved
    “everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified”
    active, participating
    taking part in an activity
    caught up
    having become involved involuntarily
    concerned, interested
    involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in
    embroiled, entangled
    deeply involved especially in something complicated
    involved in military hostilities
    complicit, concerned, implicated
    culpably involved
    neck-deep, up to her neck, up to his neck, up to my neck, up to our necks, up to their necks, up to your neck
    deeply involved
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    not involved
    not occupied or engaged with
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  2. adjective
    emotionally involved
    attached, committed
    associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
  3. adjective
    “a castle involved in mist”
    closed in or surrounded or included within
  4. adjective
    entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire
    “the difficulties in which the question is involved
    synonyms: mired
    loaded to excess or impeded by a heavy load
  5. adjective
    highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    “the plot was too involved
    synonyms: Byzantine, convoluted, knotty, tangled, tortuous
    complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts
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