verb (used without object), par·tic·i·pat·ed, par·tic·i·pat·ing.
verb (used with object), par·tic·i·pat·ed, par·tic·i·pat·ing.
Origin of participate
Examples from the Web for participative
Historical Examples of participative
Remember that the understanding is not free (save only participative, as it is subject to the will).A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)
The whole world is made and upheld to be expressive and participative of the image and benefits of God.A Christian Directory
Such a conception contradicts our basic idea that character and mind are attitudes of participative response in social affairs.Democracy and Education
Word Origin for participate
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.