- 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 participating
Seventy-two adults between the ages of 18 and 50 are participating in the trial, led by the pediatrics department at Oxford.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
Despite conventional wisdom, there are no rewards just for participating.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
They are not “participating” in or “facilitating” a gay wedding.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
They said yes, so I went to see some of their work, loved it, and found out that I could become a participating producer.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’
October 22, 2014
Every day, I drove from my flat in Mayfair to Abbey Road in joyous expectation of what magic I would be participating in that day.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
"It is a grand scene," said the father, participating in his daughter's vivid enjoyment.Eventide
"True," said Lucullus, participating in the sadness of the other.The Martyr of the Catacombs
Participating in its dynamics affects what I am able to see and describe.The Civilization of Illiteracy
I do not charge him with participating in the riot, although the mob were all his friends and partisans.The Golden Dog
Frank was standing over to one side, observing but not participating.Eight Keys to Eden
Mark Irvin Clifton
- (intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
Word Origin and History for participating
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.