Participated vs Involved - What's the difference?

participated | involved |


As verbs the difference between participated and involved

is that participated is (participate) while involved is (involve).

As an adjective involved is

complicated.

participated

English

Verb

(head)
  • (participate)

  • participate

    English

    Verb

    (participat)
  • To join in, to take part, to involve oneself ((in) something).
  • (obsolete) To share, share in (something).
  • * 1638 , , Some Yeares Travels , I:
  • they seldome feed together, lest they might participate one anothers impurity: each has his owne cup [...].
  • (obsolete) To share (something) (with) others; to transfer (something) (to) or (unto) others.
  • * 1662 , Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World , II:
  • Make the Earth [...] turn round its own axis in twenty four hours, and towards the same point with all the other Spheres; and without participating this same motion to any other Planet or Star.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Acting in common; participating.
  • * 1608 , , I. i. 101:
  • And, mutually participate , did minister / Unto the appetite and affection common / Of the whole body.

    involved

    English

    Adjective

    (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

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