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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.
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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.
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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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  • 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

    William Larrabee

  • He reproached himself for the death of the girl as for a crime in which he had participated.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for participated

participate

verb
  1. (intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
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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 participated

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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