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.

Definitions of involvement
  1. noun
    the act of sharing in the activities of a group
    synonyms: engagement, involution, participation
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    non-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation
    withdrawing from the activities of a group
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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
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    group action
    action taken by a group of people
  2. noun
    the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
    synonyms: participation
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    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
  3. noun
    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
  4. noun
    a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    synonyms: interest
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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
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    curiosity, wonder
    a state in which you want to learn more about something
  5. noun
    a connection of inclusion or containment
    “he escaped involvement in the accident”
    “there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen”
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    implication
    a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement)
    comprehension, inclusion
    the relation of comprising something
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    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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