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participate

[pahr-tis-uh-peyt] /pɑrˈtɪs əˌpeɪt/
verb (used without object), participated, participating.
1.
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.
verb (used with object), participated, participating.
2.
Archaic. to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share.
Origin of participate
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin participātus (past participle of participāre “to share”), equivalent to particip- (stem of particeps) “taking part, partner” (see participle) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
participatingly, adverb
participative, adjective
participatively, adverb
participator, noun
participatory
[pahr-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /pɑrˈtɪs ə pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
unparticipated, adjective
unparticipating, adjective
unparticipative, adjective
Synonym Study
1. See share1.
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Examples from the Web for participating
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  • "It is a grand scene," said the father, participating in his daughter's vivid enjoyment.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • "True," said Lucullus, participating in the sadness of the other.

  • participating in its dynamics affects what I am able to see and describe.

  • I do not charge him with participating in the riot, although the mob were all his friends and partisans.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Frank was standing over to one side, observing but not participating.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
British Dictionary definitions for participating

participate

/pɑːˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by in. to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
Derived Forms
participant, adjective, noun
participation, noun
participator, noun
participatory, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin participāre, from parspart + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for participating

participate

v.

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.

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