- 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 participatory
Participatory mapping, it would seem, takes on a new meaning in this context.Should Google Be Mapping Tribal Lands?
June 4, 2014
The committees boldly experimented with participatory forms of government at the local level.The Secret Founding Fathers
July 3, 2010
Digital culture is participatory culture and the only time our public life becomes participatory is during an election.Obama Needs a Killer App
January 26, 2010
That the local authorities of the Government are cognisant, and participatory in this system.The Crime of the Congo
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- (intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)
Word Origin and History for participatory
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.