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
In return, all participating countries were promised that when that day came, they’d get equal access to the vaccine.Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people. | Sigal Samuel | November 20, 2020 | Vox
Similarly, we focused in on misinformation around what we call civic integrity, which is about people having the ability to know how to participate in elections.
In 2014, Abrams, then a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, co-created a group called the New Georgia Project that focused on getting people of color in the state who haven’t previously participated in the electoral process to vote.
He has gone to meetings, participated in discussions and voted on public policy.Despite New Removal Process, Beiser Likely to Stay on School Board | Will Huntsberry | November 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Edward Aguilar just turned 17, which means he was ineligible to vote on November 3 and can’t participate in the upcoming runoffs either.The race to get Georgia’s 23,000 17-year-olds registered to vote | Tanya Basu | November 15, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
What the weirdest, wildest, most successful participatory project in history tells us about working together.
Participatory mapping, it would seem, takes on a new meaning in this context.
The Warsaw-based Althamer specializes in setting up participatory situations like this one.Pawel Althamer Creates Art That’s by the People, for the People at the New Museum | Jessica Dawson | February 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A messy participatory process is representative democracy at its best.How a Tweet Can Beat a PAC: Social Media Gives Voters Muscle in Politics | Mark McKinnon | April 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The committees boldly experimented with participatory forms of government at the local level.
A different design can change the structure of communication and introduce participatory elements.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
That the local authorities of the Government are cognisant, and participatory in this system.The Crime of the Congo | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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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