- to take or have a part or share, as with others; partake; share (usually followed by in): to participate in profits; to participate in a play.
- Archaic. to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share.
Origin of participate
Examples from the Web for participate
Most of it is taken up by a graphic inviting the visitor to participate in the 2016 online presidential straw poll.Today’s GOP: Still Cool With Racist Pandering?
January 7, 2015
Did he participate in his own extortion and cancel his plans for a big Christmas premiere?Should the U.S. Really Pay a Kim’s Ransom?
December 21, 2014
“The union did not organize any official contingent to participate in the protests,” Kim said.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop
December 19, 2014
Volunteers only need to “attend a 16-hour course” in order to participate.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show
December 19, 2014
Like baseball, our political system is more engaging if you participate.Baseball’s Problem Is Politics’ Problem
November 4, 2014
So let us hasten to this institution, and participate this divine joy.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Palliating the evil, hiding the evil, voting for the evil, do we not participate in it?The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Still, this did not mean that he would refuse to participate in matters of business.
Dupot and Mondesir made haste to participate in Gascogne's triumph.
I was then at an age to feel and to participate in her sorrows.Beaux and Belles of England
- (intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
Word Origin and History for participate
1530s, back-formation from participation, or else from Latin participatus, past participle of participare "to share, share in, participate in; to impart," from particeps "partaking, sharing," from parti, past participle of partir "to divide" (see part (n.)) + -cip-, weak form of stem of capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Participated; participating.