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To take part, or to become involved - thesaurus

Synonyms

join in

to do an activity with people who are already doing it

participate

verb

to take part in something

involve

verb

to choose to take part in something

join

verb

to become involved in an activity

do

verb

to take part in an activity

engage in

to take part in a particular activity, especially one that involves competing with other people or talking to them

enter on

to begin something or begin to take part in something

submerge yourself in something

to become very involved in something so that you do not think about anything else

take part (in something)

to be involved in an activity with other people

get in on

to become involved in something that other people are doing that is fun or interesting, or that makes money

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attend

verb

to be present at an event or activity

be/come/go along for the ride

to take part in an activity that other people are doing although you are not really interested in it

be/get mixed up in something

to be or become involved in something bad or embarrassing

be/get sucked in(to)

to be unable to stop yourself from getting involved in something bad

be in at something

to be present when something happens

be in at the death (of something)

to be present when something ends or someone suffers defeat, especially because you are pleased about it

be in on something

to take part in something that is being planned or discussed

bury yourself in something

to spend all your time doing and thinking about a particular activity

contract in

to agree by a written legal agreement to be included in something

do

verb

informal to take part in an activity with others

enter

verb

to start to take part in a particular activity or to work in a particular job

enter/get into the spirit of something

to take part in something with enthusiasm

enter into

to start to take part in an official discussion or other formal activity

get/be in on the ground floor

to be involved from the beginning in something that is likely to be very successful

get in on the act

to take part in an activity that someone else is doing, in order to gain some of the advantages for yourself

get into

to become involved in a bad situation

grace

verb

humorous if someone important graces a group or an event, they go to it. This word is often used in a humorous way to show that someone does not often come to a particular event or has arrived very late

have a finger in every pie

to be involved in a lot of different things

have a part to play (in something)

to be involved in influencing the development of a situation

have/play a part (in something)

to be involved in a particular situation or activity and influence its development

hook into

Americaninformal to become closely involved in something, often in a way that makes it difficult to stop being involved

horn in

to try to become involved in something that other people do not want you to be involved in

indulge

verb

to become involved in something that people do not approve of

interfere

verb

to deliberately become involved in a situation and try to influence the way that it develops, although you have no right to do this

intervene

verb

to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it

intrude

verb

to become involved in a situation in a way that is not welcome to other people, for example by getting involved in their private lives

invade

verb

to get involved in someone’s life without their permission

jump into

to become involved in a situation very quickly

jump in with both feet

to become involved in a situation very quickly

jump in with both feet

to become involved in something without thinking carefully about it

jump in with both feet

to become involved in a very difficult situation

make

verb

to be able to be present at a particular event

make it

to be able to be present at a particular event

meddle

verb

to become involved in a situation that you have no right to be involved in, in a way that is annoying

muck in

to join in an activity, especially in order to help people to get a job done

muscle in

to use your power or influence to get involved in a situation in which you are not needed or wanted

partake

verb

formal to be involved in an activity

play a part/role in something

to be involved in something, especially in a way that is important

plug into

to become connected or involved with someone or something and get some benefit from them

sink your teeth into something

mainly American to get very involved in something. The usual phrase in British English is get your teeth into something.

sit

verb

to be in a particular situation or condition for a period of time

sit

verb

to be a member of a committee or other official group

sit in on

to go to a meeting or a class although you are not directly involved in it

stand

verb

to be in a particular situation or state

stumble into

to become involved in something by accident

take/pick up the slack

to do the things that someone else is not able or willing to do

weigh in

to become involved in something

witness

verb

to be present when something important happens

worm your way into/out of something

to reach a particular place or situation gradually, often using clever methods

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