involve-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: engage,cause participation with

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] INVOLVE NP2[patient]

That ruling involved the company in years of litigation.
Don't involve me in your family affairs.
His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon.

VerbNet: involve-107
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 6

Sense Number 2: include,entail

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[topic] INVOLVE NP2[attribute]

This decision involves many changes.
Success usually involves hard work.
Dinner at Mary's slways involved cocktails before and brandy and cigars afterwards.

VerbNet: require-103,relate-86.2-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: involve.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4, 5