- 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
Related Words for participatorcolleague, member, player, shareholder, partner, party, helper, associate, assistant, actor, in, contributor, attendant, aide, partaker, sharer, participant, plaintiff, contractor, agent
Examples from the Web for participator
Historical Examples of participator
Do you not fear that your consent will make you a participator in their guilt?Pascal
But Greene was not to be a participator in the approaching scenes.The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn
Henry P. Johnston
I was not only a spectator but a participator in what I have been describing.Hurricane Hurry
He is not merely a spectator of the panorama of Nature, but a participator in it.The Road and the Roadside
Burton Willis Potter
Was he too a participator in the little scheme for fooling posterity?A Century of Science and Other Essays
- (intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
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.