Participated vs Involved - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between participated and involved
is that participated
) while involved
As an adjective involved is
To join in, to take part, to involve oneself ((in) something).
(obsolete) To share, share in (something).
* 1638 , , Some Yeares Travels , I:
(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:
- they seldome feed together, lest they might participate one anothers impurity: each has his owne cup [...].
- 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.
(obsolete) Acting in common; participating.
* 1608 , , I. i. 101:
- And, mutually participate , did minister / Unto the appetite and affection common / Of the whole body.
* 1915 ,
- He related an involved story about every ancestor since 1895.
Associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant (in a crime, process, etc.)
- Miss Price told him a long, involved story, which made out that Mrs. Otter, a humdrum and respectable little person, had scabrous intrigues.
- He was involved in the project for three years.
- He got involved in a bar fight.
Having an affair with someone.
- When the family wrapped up my father's will, no one tried to make me feel involved .
- The explanation involved potatoes, squirrels, and race cars.