Involved vs Included - What's the difference?

involved | included |

As verbs the difference between involved and included

is that involved is (involve) while included is (include).

As an adjective involved

is complicated.




(en adjective)
  • Complicated.
  • He related an involved story about every ancestor since 1895.
  • * 1915 ,
  • Miss Price told him a long, involved story, which made out that Mrs. Otter, a humdrum and respectable little person, had scabrous intrigues.
  • Associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant (in a crime, process, etc.)
  • He was involved in the project for three years.
    He got involved in a bar fight.
    When the family wrapped up my father's will, no one tried to make me feel involved .
  • Having an affair with someone.
  • Verb

  • (involve)
  • The explanation involved potatoes, squirrels, and race cars.




  • (include)

  • include


    Alternative forms

    * enclude (obsolete)


  • To bring into a group, class, set, or total as a (new) part or member.
  • I will purchase the vacation package if you will include car rental.
  • To contain, as parts of a whole; to comprehend.
  • The vacation package includes car rental.
    Does this volume of Shakespeare include his sonnets?
    I was included in the invitation to the family gathering.
    up to and including page twenty-five
  • * Milton
  • The whole included race, his purposed prey.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The loss of such a lord includes all harm.
  • (obsolete) To enclose, confine.
  • *, New York, 2001, p.107:
  • I could have here willingly ranged, but these straits wherein I am included will not permit.
  • (obsolete) To conclude; to terminate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Come, let us go; we will include all jars / With triumphs, mirth, and rare solemnity.


    * exclude


    (en noun)
  • (computing) A piece of source code or other content that is dynamically retrieved for inclusion in another item.
  • * 2006 , Laura Lemay, Rafe Colburn, Sams Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML and CSS in One Hour a Day
  • In the previous lesson, you learned how to use server-side includes , which enable you to easily include snippets of web pages within other web pages.


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