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1. involve, affect, regard, refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with

usage: connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"

2. involve, admit, let in, include

usage: engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!"

3. imply, involve, have, feature

usage: have as a necessary feature; "This decision involves many changes"

4. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

usage: require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

5. involve, include

usage: contain as a part; "Dinner at Joe's always involves at least six courses"

6. involve, absorb, engross, engage, occupy

usage: occupy or engage the interest of; "His story completely involved me during the entire afternoon"

7. involve, complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate

usage: make complex or intricate or complicated; "The situation was rather involved"

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