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participate

[pahr-tis-uh-peyt]
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verb (used without object), par·tic·i·pat·ed, par·tic·i·pat·ing.
  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), par·tic·i·pat·ed, par·tic·i·pat·ing.
  1. Archaic. to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share.

Origin of participate

1525–35; < Latin participātus (past participle of participāre “to share”), equivalent to particip- (stem of particeps) “taking part, partner” (see participle) + -ātus -ate1
Related formspar·tic·i·pat·ing·ly, adverbpar·tic·i·pa·tive, adjectivepar·tic·i·pa·tive·ly, adverbpar·tic·i·pa·tor, nounpar·tic·i·pa·to·ry [pahr-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /pɑrˈtɪs ə pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveun·par·tic·i·pat·ed, adjectiveun·par·tic·i·pat·ing, adjectiveun·par·tic·i·pa·tive, adjective

Synonym study

1. See share1.
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Examples from the Web for participator

Historical Examples

  • Do you not fear that your consent will make you a participator in their guilt?

    Pascal

    John Tulloch

  • But Greene was not to be a participator in the approaching scenes.

  • I was not only a spectator but a participator in what I have been describing.

    Hurricane Hurry

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • He is not merely a spectator of the panorama of Nature, but a participator in it.

    The Road and the Roadside

    Burton Willis Potter

  • Was he too a participator in the little scheme for fooling posterity?


British Dictionary definitions for participator

participate

verb
  1. (intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
Derived Formsparticipant, adjective, nounparticipation, nounparticipator, nounparticipatory, adjective

Word Origin

C16: from Latin participāre, from pars part + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for participator

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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