participate

[ pahr-tis-uh-peyt ]
/ pɑrˈtɪs əˌpeɪt /

verb (used without object), par·tic·i·pat·ed, par·tic·i·pat·ing.

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.

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

synonym study for participate

1. See share1.

OTHER WORDS FROM participate

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Example sentences from the Web for participate

  • Remember that the understanding is not free (save only participative, as it is subject to the will).

  • The whole world is made and upheld to be expressive and participative of the image and benefits of God.

    A Christian Directory|Baxter Richard
  • Such a conception contradicts our basic idea that character and mind are attitudes of participative response in social affairs.

British Dictionary definitions for participate

participate
/ (pɑːˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt) /

verb

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

Derived forms of participate

participant, adjective, nounparticipation, nounparticipator, nounparticipatory, adjective

Word Origin for participate

C16: from Latin participāre, from pars part + capere to take
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