- 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 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
- (intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
Word Origin for participate
Word Origin and History for participative
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.