spectate

[ spek-teyt ]

verb (used without object),spec·tat·ed, spec·tat·ing.
  1. to participate as a spectator, as at a horse race.

Origin of spectate

1
First recorded in 1700–10; back formation from spectator

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British Dictionary definitions for spectate

spectate

/ (spɛkˈteɪt) /


verb
  1. (intr) to be a spectator, esp at a sporting event; watch

Origin of spectate

1
C20: back formation from spectator

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