- 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 participated
We first participated in the fight in Basheer against [ISIS], then later our women deployed to the Jalawla area.Embedding With the Women Who Are Kicking ISIS Ass
December 15, 2014
In 2006, Wahlberg participated in the Los Angeles Police-Celebrity Golf Tournament, an annual fundraiser.LAPD Foundation: Mark Wahlberg Would Make a Good Reserve Cop
December 9, 2014
On Monday, Grandin participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA), and the questions were as diverse as her career.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA
November 18, 2014
There was frenzied uproar when she participated in a literacy program to encourage kids to read.Porn Stars Are People Too, Dammit: Lisa Ann’s Notre Dame Date and the Trolling of David Gregory
October 25, 2014
She reluctantly agreed to make her grams happy, and participated in the Miss Universe Canada pageant, placing in the top 15.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva
October 20, 2014
The smiles which surrounded him were of his own creation, and he participated in the happiness he had bestowed.Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
This war was participated in by no less than seventy-seven cities on the part of the League.The Railroad Question
He reproached himself for the death of the girl as for a crime in which he had participated.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Not one of those who participated in it can forget it to his dying day.Adrift on the Pacific
Edward S. Ellis
He participated in every phase of school life and was devoted to athletics.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
- (intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
Word Origin and History for participated
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.