The word ‘involve‘ dates back to the 14th century. It originally meant ‘to roll into’ or to ‘mix together.’ Today the meaning is similar ; it means to include something or be a result of something.
Example of today’s usage:
- My new job involves a lot of travel.
- She is involved in a long and nasty court case.
Collocations: When you learn new vocab, make sure that you note collocations too. For this group of words some collocations are:
indication of, indicative of
interpretation of, misinterpretation of
involvement of, involvement with
issue of, issue with
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Complete the sentences below with the correct word and the correct form of the word.
1.These days glasses are _______________ checked for hidden cameras as part of the test security. (indicate, individual)
2.Have you had any ______________ yet of whether you were accepted into the program? (indicate, issue)
3.It is believed that the company managers were _______________ in fraudulent activities. (interpret, involve)
4.New driver licences are ______________ for 10 years. (issue, individual)
5.I must have _______________ that because I don’t understand. (interpret, involve)
Answers (in the wrong order)
4. issued 2. indication 1. individually 3. involved 5. misinterpreted