Involved vs Relevant - What's the difference?

involved | relevant |

As adjectives the difference between involved and relevant

is that involved is complicated while relevant is directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.

As a verb involved

is (involve).




(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.



    (en adjective)
  • Directly related, connected, or pertinent to a topic.
  • His mother provided some relevant background information concerning his medical condition.
  • Not out of date; current.
  • * {{quote-news, year=1973, date=December 20, title=Hansen says Christmas time for thanks, hope, work=The Aberdeen Times citation
  • , passage=The message of Christmas is still relevant as we near the end of a troubled year and the beginning of an uncertain but challenging new year.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=2008, author=Scott Cooper, Fritz Grutzner, Birk Cooper, title=Tips and Traps for Marketing Your Business, publisher=McGraw-Hill, isbn=978-0071494892 citation
  • , passage=Motorola was quickly losing the cell-phone battle to Nokia for a time. When they launched the RAZR phone and combined it with their "Hello Moto" campaign, it made the brand relevant again.}}


    * applicable * germane * in point (legal) * pertinent * salient * significant



    Derived terms

    * safety-relevant


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