[ spek-teyt ]
/ ˈspɛk teɪt /
verb (used without object), spec·tat·ed, spec·tat·ing.
to participate as a spectator, as at a horse race.
Origin of spectate
First recorded in 1700–10; back formation from spectator
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British Dictionary definitions for spectating
/ (spɛkˈteɪt) /
(intr) to be a spectator, esp at a sporting event; watch
Word Origin for spectate
C20: back formation from spectator
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