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.
- par·tic·i·pat·ing·ly, adverb
- par·tic·i·pa·tive, adjective
- par·tic·i·pa·tive·ly, adverb
- par·tic·i·pa·tor, noun
- par·tic·i·pa·to·ry [pahr-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /pɑrˈtɪs ə pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
- un·par·tic·i·pat·ed, adjective
- un·par·tic·i·pat·ing, adjective
- un·par·tic·i·pa·tive, adjective
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How to use participate in a sentence
It is not perfect, but it is still the most powerful tool we can use to participate in our democracy.D.C.’s electoral votes will all be cast by women — including this Howard University graduate | Samantha Schmidt | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Here their work, including the study in which Clark Martin participated, found the same spiritual uptick.
Every year, we recruit hundreds and hundreds of people who participated in Brandstorm.‘Focus on quality over quantity’: Why companies like L’Oreal are now aiming to use virtual events for recruiting | Kristina Monllos | November 9, 2020 | Digiday
Some big companies that participated in the initial boycott have, in fact, returned to Facebook.The Facebook ad boycott ended months ago. But some big companies continue the fight | Danielle Abril | November 7, 2020 | Fortune
Arizonans who participated in the survey “reported wanting more information, and transparency, from the Division of Developmental Disabilities,” the report said.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials. | by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star | November 5, 2020 | ProPublica
A man, under certain circumstances, shall not be heard in the detection of a crime, because he has not been a participator of it!Caleb Williams | William Godwin
Already in Kaweah Colony in California, woman is an equal participator in the administration of affairs.The Arena | Various
He had been so long a spectator of these partings that he could not grasp the fact that he was himself a participator in them.The Loom of Youth | Alec Waugh
God is truth; and he who is most faithful to truth is not only likest to God, but is made a participator in the divine nature.
The marks of his bare feet proved conclusively that he had been, in whatever capacity, an active participator in the struggle.The Four Pools Mystery | Jean Webster
British Dictionary definitions for participate
(intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
- participant, adjective, noun
- participation, noun
- participator, noun
- participatory, adjective
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