participate

[ pahr-tis-uh-peyt ]
/ pɑrˈtɪs əˌpeɪt /

verb (used without object), par·tic·i·pat·ed, par·tic·i·pat·ing.

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.

verb (used with object), par·tic·i·pat·ed, par·tic·i·pat·ing.

Archaic. to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share.

Origin of participate

1525–35; < Latin participātus (past participle of participāre “to share”), equivalent to particip- (stem of particeps) “taking part, partner” (see participle) + -ātus -ate1

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See share1.
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British Dictionary definitions for participatory

participate

/ (pɑːˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt) /

verb

(intr often foll by in) to take part, be or become actively involved, or share (in)

Derived Forms

participant, adjective, nounparticipation, nounparticipator, nounparticipatory, adjective

Word Origin for participate

C16: from Latin participāre, from pars part + capere to take
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